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Glazed Pork Chops with Smashed Potatoes and Stewed Green Beans


Even in a time crunch, you can take comfort in having dinner as a family thanks to quick-cooking new potatoes and frozen green beans. In this hearty meal, the green beans become extra soft when simmered with onion, celery, and tomatoes.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen green beans
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds red new potatoes, scrubbed well and quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 9 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium. Add onion and celery; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, 5 to 6 minutes. Add green beans and tomatoes (with their juice); cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are very tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Set a steamer basket in a large pot. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Add potatoes; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a bowl; set aside.

  3. Remove steamer basket; discard water from pot. In same pot, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium. Add garlic; cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add potatoes; mash coarsely. Cook, stirring, 1 minute (a film of starch will form on bottom of pot). Stir in milk and remaining tablespoon butter; heat until warmed through, about 1 minute more. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat; cover. Set aside.

  4. Heat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, combine sugar and Dijon. Place pork on sheet; season with salt and pepper. Broil until pork begins to brown, 6 to 8 minutes; spread sugar mixture over top. Broil until glaze is browned and pork is opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve pork with potatoes and green beans.

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  • Barbara718
    22 SEP, 2009
    These are the best potatoes EVER!!
  • gtdolphin
    15 FEB, 2009
    My 6yr old and 14yr old both likes the chops and thought the potatoes were excellent. I wasn't a big fan of the greenbeans though. None of us were really. I will make meal again just make something else in plase of the greenbeans. We love greenbeans so maybe I will just make them how I usually do instead.
  • joey.phillips
    6 DEC, 2008
    Never enjoyed pork chops until this fantastic meal came along. It was a hit with everyone, twin toddlers included! I recommend adding something else to the potatoes; a little more garlic would probably be perfect. Turned out perfect! Will add to the rotation.
  • Cranberry07
    27 SEP, 2008
    The potatoes were so yummy, as well as the green beans. I added extra garlic to the smashed potatoes, and a few cloves to the beans as well. The meat was delicious as well, but the color was not as pretty as the cover of the magazine! ... I did add extra brown sugar to give it a sweet rather than tangy taste.