One-pot pork chops Recipe

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  • Healthy

serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

1 hr

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 464 kCal 23%
Fat 18g 26%
  -  Saturates 4g 20%

A lighter twist on a pork roast – just pop it in and leave it while you have a drink and a chat! Ideal for Sunday lunch with lots of lovely summer Mediterranean-style vegetables

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops, bone in
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2tbsp fresh chopped thyme leaves
  • 600g waxy potatoes (eg Charlotte), sliced 1cm thick
  • 2 red onions, sliced thickly
  • 2 bulbs fennel, sliced (fronds reserved and chopped
  • 2 peppers, sliced200g portobello or medium-sized mushrooms, halved
  • 1tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  • Marinate the pork chops in 2tbsp of the oil, the vinegar and thyme and set aside.

  • Heat the oven to Mark 7/ 220°C. Arrange the potatoes in a shallow roasting tin with the onion, fennel and peppers and coat with the remaining olive oil. Season, then add the pork chops.

  • Cook for 15 mins, turn the heat down to Mark 5/ 190°C and turn the chops and toss the veg about a bit, then continue cooking for 25 mins.

  • Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 10 mins. Scatter over the parsley and fennel fronds and serve with a crunchy salad (see tip, top left).

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