Pork chops with fig sauce and Parmesan green beans

6
Total Time
18 min
Prep
6 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This gorgeous-looking, satisfying, and hearty dinner comes together in under 20 minutes and is perfect to make on any weeknight. It features pan-seared pork chops, a sauce made up of onions, chicken broth, and fig jam, and crisp-tender green beans tossed with Parmesan cheese. All you have to do is arrange those gorgeous-looking beans on a platter, arrange the juicy pork chops on top, and pour that delicious sauce over everything. The fig jam gives this sauce a sweet, complex flavor that's simply irresistible. Look for it in large supermarkets and specialty food markets if you've never used it before.

Ingredients

uncooked lean boneless pork chop(s)

16 oz, 4 (1/4-pound chops), center-cut, trimmed

table salt

¾ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

¼ cup(s), chopped, finely chopped

reduced-sodium chicken broth

¼ cup(s)

jam

2 Tbsp, fig variety

water

½ cup(s)

uncooked string beans

1 pound(s), pre-trimmed

grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted into sides of chops registers 145°F, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate and keep warm.
  2. To make sauce, reduce heat to medium. Add onion to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until onion is golden, about 1 minute. Add broth and jam to skillet. Cook, stirring to scrape up browned bits on bottom of skillet, until jam is melted, 1–2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring water to boil in large skillet. Add green beans and cook, covered, just until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and toss with Parmesan, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Place green beans on serving platter. Top with chops and spoon sauce over chops.
  4. Serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1 cup green beans

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