Easy Pork Chops with Mac n Cheese

Yes this is a healthy dish BUT this recipe is only healthy if you keep the Mac N Cheese to a minimum people! We are talking 1.5 cups (no bigger than your fist). For greens, you can use brussel sprouts, green beans, whatever you like! I used green beans. The pork chops were amazingly easy to cook, tender and perfectly seasoned! I don’t eat pork chops often but they are a very good, lean meat to eat! So here it is!

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EASY PORK CHOPS WITH MAC N CHEESE

Ingredients:

For the pork:

6 thin-cut boneless pork chops (have the butcher cut them into 3/4”-1” in portions)
1 tsp. Cavender’s all-purpose Greek seasoning
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 tsp.garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 lemon
optional: port wine

To round out the meal:

Annie’s organic white cheddar Mac and cheese, prepared according to the box, or roasted potatoes if you have more time.

Your preferred veggies — green beans, brussels sprouts, heirloom carrots, etc.

Instructions:
The night before you plan to eat the pork, take it out of the freezer and place in the fridge. To cook, first drizzle the chops with extra virgin olive oil and season with the cavender’s, lemon pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of those seasonings. Simple kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper work too.

Heat canola oil or olive oil in a saute pan until very hot, then cook the meat for about 2-3 minutes per side. Squeeze on a little fresh lemon juice just before removing from pan. If you have some port, you can add it after the meat is out of the pan, then scrape up the brown bits, simmer the port for a minute or two, then use as a sauce for the pork.

If you’ve got green beans or carrots, steam them in a steamer basket and season with salt and pepper.

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