Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water; add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and gently boil for 12 to 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain well.
Apples and pork complement each other like milk and cookies. They taste even better served with light and fluffy mashed sweet potatoes.
Servings and Ingredients
|3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces|
|¼ c. plus 2 Tbsp. That's Smart! salted butter, softened|
|1 to 2 Tbsp. That's Smart! 2% reduced-fat milk|
|Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper|
|4 (4-oz.) boneless top loin pork chops, about 1/2-inch thick|
|1 tbsp. Hy-Vee canola oil|
|1 c. refrigerated pressed apple juice|
|¾ tsp. Hy-Vee corn starch|
|½ tsp. apple pie spice|
|½ tsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard|
|2 Gala apples, cored and cut into 6 wedges|
|1 small Vidalia onion, cut into 6 wedges|
|½ tsp. fresh thyme, chopped, plus additional for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Large saucepan
- Potato masher
- Aluminum foil
- Paper towels
- Large cast iron skillet
Return potatoes to saucepan. Add 1/4 cup butter; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in enought milk until light and fluffy; season to taste with salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat canola oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add pork chops and cook over medium heat for 7 to 9 minutes or until pork reach 145 degrees, turning halfway thorough. Transfer pork chops to a plate; cover to keep warm.
Whisk together apple juice, corn starch, apple pie spice and mustard; set aside.
Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add apples, onion and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or just until softened, stirring frequently. Push apples and onion to side of skillet. Add apple juice mixture to center of skillet; cook and whisk for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return pork chops to skillet and heat through. Garnish with additional thyme, if desired. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 26g
- Cholesterol: 101mg
- Sodium: 472mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 42g
- Protein: 27g