Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes

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11Ingredients
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47Minutes

Tender brown sugar pork chops, caramelized sweet potatoes, and apples are the perfect combination of savory and sweet in this easy dinner made on one sheet pan.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 3 red baking apples (medium, like Fuji)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash allspice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt (divided)
  • black pepper
  • 4 pork loin chops (1.5lb. each, about 1” thick)
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • fresh thyme (for garnish)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. With a sharp knife dice sweet potato into ¾” pieces. Place in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.
  4. Slice the apples ¼” thick. Add to the Ziploc bag.
  5. Pour the canola oil and maple syrup over the vegetables in the Ziploc bag. Add cinnamon, allspice, ½ tsp. salt, black pepper, to taste.
  6. Seal the bag and shake until the sweet potatoes and apples are evenly coated in the dressing and spices.
  7. Transfer the root vegetables onto the baking sheet. Do not discard the Ziploc bag.
  8. Transfer the baking sheet to the middle rack of the preheated oven.
  9. Roast the sweet potatoes and apples for 12-15 minutes, until they are just able to be pierced with a fork, but not soft.
  10. Rinse the pork chops with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  11. Place the pork chops in the Ziploc bag. Add ¾ tsp. salt, black pepper, to taste, and the light brown sugar.
  12. Seal the bag and shake to evenly coat the pork chops in the spice rub.
  13. Use a rubber spatula to push the sweet potatoes and apples away from the center of the sheet, creating a space to lay the pork chops.
  14. Transfer the pork chops to the center of the baking sheet.
  15. Transfer the baking sheet to the middle rack of the preheated oven.
  16. Roast for 15 minutes.
  17. Open the oven door. Using a rubber spatula, stir the sweet potatoes and apples.
  18. Continue roasting for 5-7 minutes longer, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 150° F.
  19. Remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  20. Allow the pork to rest on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes.
  21. Plate the pork chops with the sweet potatoes and apples. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if desired. Serve.
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Reviews(7)

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Kristie Farmer 28 days ago
The apples and sweet potatoes soaked up the pork juices, which wasn’t very appetizing. I think if they are baked on separate pans it would be very good.
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Everyone liked it. I added a rub to the chops and marinated for an hour before cooking so they were a bit more flavorful. The apples and sweet potatoes complimented the chops nicely.
amazing. will make again! inexpensive as well
Pork needed more flavor
krystal m. 30 Jun
Very well. Thank you. It was fun and easy.
It was a little lacking in flavor. Nothing really stood out to me. My 3yo loved the meat. Might try this again but would double the spices and marinade for an hour.