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Moroccan-Spiced Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce, and about 2/3 cup potatoes)

The bell pepper sauce would be delicious over grilled vegetables or as a dip for grilled shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped peeled sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup bottled roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted almonds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut loin pork chops
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 467
  • fat 21 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 12 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 101 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 443 mg
  • calcium 108 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water to 1 inch above potatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Combine potatoes, milk, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, allspice, and ground red pepper in a medium bowl; mash to desired consistency with a potato masher.

  2. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon coriander, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cumin, bell peppers, 2 tablespoons oil, almonds, and garlic in the bowl of a mini food processor; process until smooth.

  3. Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, and black pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve pork with mashed potatoes and bell pepper sauce.