Ancho Honey Citrus Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus Mealtime Kit


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Ancho Honey Citrus Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus Mealtime Kit

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    Ancho Honey Citrus Pork Chops
    with Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus

    Pork chops in a spiced honey citrus marinade with ancho chiles, served with sweet potatoes and asparagus.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    1Ancho Honey Citrus Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus Mealtime Kit

    Things To Grab

    • Olive oil
    • Hy-Vee salt
    • Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    • Small bowl
    • Whisk
    • Resealable plastic bag
    • Aluminum foil
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • Sheet pan
    • Skillet
    • Paper towels
    • Instant read meat thermometer


    1. Marinate Pork Chops: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In small bowl, whisk together juice, honey, garlic, and all but 1/2 teaspoon ancho spice blend to make marinate (reserve 1/2 teaspoon spices from packet to season pork later). Reserve 1/4 cup marinade; set aside. Pour the remaining marinade over pork in resealable plastic bag; marinate 15 minutes.

    2. Roast Sweet Potatoes: Scrub sweet potatoes; pierce with fork. Place potatoes on half of foil-lined and greased sheet pan (you'll use the other half for the asparagus); roast in oven 20 minutes.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to traditional baked potatoes. Try adding butter or even brown sugar!
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    3. Add Asparagus:  Season asparagus with 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; place in oven on other half of sheet pan. Roast potatoes and vegetables another 10 minutes.

    4. Sauté Pork: Heat 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Remove pork from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and reserved 1/2 teaspoon ancho spice blend. Discard used marinade. Sauté pork chops until lightly browned on each side, about 4 minutes.

    5. It's Mealtime! Reduce heat; pour 1/4 cup reserved marinade over chops in skillet; simmer about 3 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees on an instant read meat thermometer. Serve pork chops with roasted asparagus and baked sweet potatoes.

    Nutrition facts


    500 Calories per serving
    1 serving (1/2 package)

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 55mg
    • Sodium: 460mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 82g
    • Protein: 28g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 550%
    Vitamin C 25%
    Iron 25%
    Calcium 8%

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    Hy-Vee Mealtime Kit