Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes Recipe
- 6 smoked boneless pork chops (7 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 4 large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut lengthwise into thirds
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup apple juice or water
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; drain.
- 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with sweet potatoes. Combine brown sugar and pepper; sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Top with apples; drizzle with apple juice.
- 3. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
1 each: 584 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 2462mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 4g fiber), 52g protein.
Reviews for Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes
"Made this for the second time. First time I did it exactly as it said. It was good but the sweet potatoes were way overcooked. Today I used regular pork chops and 2 large sweet potatoes, which I did not pre-cook. I cut them up a bit smaller and left them raw on top of the chops. Turned out delicious. Nice and easy one dish dinner, although I served some green beans along side. I will be making this again for sure."
"Our family also enjoyed this simple yet delicious recipe."
"After reading all the reviews - and, granted, I haven't tried the recipe - but what is the point of using an 'ovenproof' skillet if you're just going to transfer everything to a 13 x 9 pan? Why not just add the sweet potatoes to the ovenproof skillet and have only one pan to wash? And, by the way, you can't just add liquid smoke to regular pork chops to make them smoked. Smoked pork chops are already fully cooked and only need to be heated; they're very similar to ham. You would be better off to substitute ham if you can't find smoked pork chops."
"I looked into information about the sodium in smoked pork chops. This is what I found. A four oz boneless smoked pork chop has approximately 1216 mg of sodium or 304 mg. per oz. This recipe calls for 7 oz boneless pork chops which is a large serving. That is why the sodium is so high. Maybe use a smaller chop if available but that would alter the baking time, too. I would probably make the sauce ingredients on stove top and use it as a spoon over sauce using small chops to avoid over baking them."
"Looking at the recipe and trying to see where all the sodium is coming from...any ideas?"
"I was going to try this, my husbands parents are European and love Smoked pork Chops, but then I got down to the Nutritional Facts, 2,462 mg sodium, come on, I think that is more than a days intake suggestion."
"Sounds great, but how can you cut a sweet potato into thirds lengthwise? Wouldn't quartering the potatoes be considerably more practical (and less likely to cause you to jam a knife into your hand)?"
"My husband was even funnier. When I saw this quite some time ago, I made it just as is and he said "what a pretty presentation". HA, I have been working on him it's true but I had to hide my face, so he wouldn't think I was laughing!"
"This is a great recipe....simple ingredients with excellent results...my husband raved about this...only addition I used was a sprinkle of cinnamon on top!!!"
"My husband said that his plate looked like something out of a magazine, the colors were beautiful! The pork chops were tender and the sweet potatoes were delicious! I served warm homemade applesauce and turnips and fresh green beans also. Very tasty!"