- 1/4 cup Olive the Best 18 yr Traditional balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 clove fresh garlic (minced) OR
- 2 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. Olive the Best Arbequina extra virgin olive oil
- 4 thinly sliced top loin pork chops (4 oz. each)
- 1 head broccoli (cut into bite-size pieces) OR
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 small sweet potatoes (or 2 cups)
- 1/4 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. black pepper (divided use)
- 1 cup frozen, unsweetened peaches (thawed, chopped)
- 1/2 cup sugar-free peach preserves
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves OR
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- non-stick cooking spray
3.61 Price per serving
346 Calories per serving
1.5 g Sat. Fat per serving
113 mg Sodium per serving
Thaw frozen peaches in refrigerator overnight or remove from bag and place into a bowl of lukewarm water for about 10 minutes and drain.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil. Reserve half of this mixture for vegetables. To half of the vinegar mixture, add pork chops. Cover and chill for 15-30 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, add vegetables, chili powder and ½ teaspoon. Pepper and vinegar mixture and toss thoroughly to coat. Spread vegetables in one layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast for 35-40 minutes until potato is soft and broccoli begins to turn slightly crispy.
- In a small skillet over medium-low heat, stir together 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, peaches, peach preserves, cayenne pepper and thyme. Heat, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to simmer.
- Remove pork chops from marinade and discard remaining liquid. Season with remaining pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray and add pork chops. Cook 2-3 minutes in each side, until cooked through.
- Serve with 1 cup of vegetables and ¼ sauce drizzled over each pork chop.
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