Pork Chops with Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Green Beans

Pork Chops with Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Green Beans

What you need:

  • 5 thin cut pork chops
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Salt/pepper
  • Olive oil
  • *Optional: a little BBQ sauce
  • 5 large Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped (optional)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 2 T butter or olive oil (adjust as needed)
  • Salt/pepper
  • *Other tasty herbs: dill, oregano, parsley
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, tops snipped
  • 5 or 6 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 T butter or olive oil
  • Salt/pepper
  • *Optional: add garlic or other favorite herbs

What to do:

  1. Season pork chops with garlic powder, oregano, salt/pepper or other favorite rubs, coating both sides. Set aside on a plate.
  2. Start potatoes. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add 1 T of salt to water. Add quartered Yukon Gold potatoes and cook until done, about 20 minutes. Drain. In the same pot, add butter/olive oil. Add garlic and onion. Sautee until fragrant. Add potatoes back into the pot with the herbed butter. Smash potatoes with a potato masher, tossing to coat. Turn off heat and rest with cover.
  3. Cook green beans. While potatoes are boiling, heat about about 1-2 cups of water with salt in a sauce pan and add green beans. Blanch until just done. Drain and remove from heat. Add butter/olive oil and sliced mushrooms, salt/pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  4. Cook the pork chops. Heat small amount of olive oil in a frying pan. Add seasoned pork chops and cover. Cook a few minutes per side. Remove from heat. Brush with a little BBQ sauce if desired.
  5. Plating: smashed potatoes in the middle, pork on top, green beans on either side. DONE! Fast and Delicious!