Fall Comfort Food: Greens & Chops
I don’t know about you but every time fall rolls around I get a craving for savory comfort food, especially soul food. The rich flavors not only satisfy me culturally but my taste buds sing and dance with every bite of fried chicken, or mac & cheese, or sweet potatoes. I have countless savory recipes that are Tasty AF but today I’m going to share one of my favorites. Greens & Chops. It’s a take on traditional collard greens made with ham hocks but slightly healthier and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Check this shit out the next time you're hungry and I guarantee you will be satisfied.
What You’ll Need:
4 Thick cut lean pork chops
4 large bushels of greens - collard or mustard - i prefer a mix.
1 large red onion
2 large bell peppers
1 case of cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons of Salt
2 tablespoons of Pepper
1 teaspoon of rosemary
2 tablespoons of chili powder
2 teaspoon of red pepper/cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons of garlic
1 can of vegetable broth - 1 cup of water is fine.
2 teaspoons of hot sauce
What That Taste Like?
Like Grandma’s Cookin!
Heat one large saute or grill pan and one large saucepan over medium heat with a tablespoon of oil.
While those are heating, wash and chop your greens into small strips, a rough chop is always best.
Next, dice your onions and peppers and add them to the saucepot.
Saute them for 3 to 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
Add a handful of the greens to the saucepan with the onion mix and stir until they begin to wilt.
Repeat this until all the greens are in the pan and have started to cook down.
Add the vegetable broth to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add 1 tablespoon of salt & pepper and add chili powder, cayenne, garlic, and hot sauce to the greens and stir.
Bring back to a boil then reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for 10 minutes or until the remainder of the broth has mostly evaporated.
Next, take your pork chops and season both sides with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
Place in the pan and cook on both sides for about 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove the pan and let them settle for an additional minute.
Once the greens are done plate and serve with a pork chop on the side.
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