Ok, here is another “diet” recipe.  Pork loin chops in mushroom cream sauce with sauteed green beans.  This is a great recipe, and super easy to make:


Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Cream Sauce, with sauteed green beans

2 boneless pork chops
4 tbs olive oil
1 small shallot, diced small, split in half
3 cloves garlic, diced small, split in half
2 tbs olive oil * NOT extra virgin
2 tbs butter
1/2 bag frozen green beans ( or about a cup of fresh – fresh is preferable)
1/2 pkg mushrooms, diced
2/3 cup 1/2 and 1/2
Salt and pepper to taste

In large saute pan, place 2 tbs olive oil, and one tbs butter, melt over med high heat.  Place chops in pan, and brown on each side – about 5 minutes per side.  Remove meat to separate plate, lower heat to med.  Add 1/2 shallots, garlic, and sautee till translucent – about 4 or 5 minutes.   

 Sautee mushrooms

Add mushrooms, saute till tender, abut 4 minutes.  Slowly add cream, stir to remove brown bits from bottom of pan.  Add pork back, and simmer over low/med heat till warmed through.

Re heat chops in sauce

Sautee beans, garlic and shallots

Pan roasted green beans:                                                                    

1/2 package frozen green beens, or about 1 qt fresh 

1/2 shallots and garlic from above
2 tbs olive oil, and 1 tbs butter

In small sautee pan, heat olive oil, and melt butter.  Add garlic, and shallots, saute till translucent.  Add beans.  Cover, and sautee for 5 minutes, stirring ( or shaking) regularly.  Remove cover, increase heat to med high, and finish beans till warmed through and starting to brown.

This is a great recipe, and a standard fall back for Lynne and I when we want a great home cooked meal in about 20 minutes.   Awsome!


 Bon Appetit!

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