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Chili-Braised Pork with Green Beans and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Boneless country-style pork ribs can vary in size and shape. Keep in mind that the thicker the pork is, the longer it will take to cook and become tender.

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  • Servings: 4
Chili-Braised Pork with Green Beans and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, patted dry
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Chili powder
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed


  1. Season pork with salt and pepper. In a large straight-sided skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add pork and cook until browned on both sides, about 7 minutes total. Whisk together broth, flour, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and add to skillet. Bring liquid to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer, cover, and cook 30 minutes. Uncover and cook until pork is tender and sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring sweet potatoes to a boil in salted water over high. Reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until tender when pierced with a knife, 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pot; mash until fluffy and almost smooth. Stir in sour cream and sugar, season with salt and pepper, and keep warm over low heat.

  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add green beans and 1/4 cup water, cover, and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and water is evaporated, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with pork, sauce, and sweet potatoes sprinkled with chili powder.


Reviews (6)

  • Eat Only If Its Oh So Good 4 Apr, 2013

    Yummy licious! This recipe was fabulous. We don't eat pork so we substituted a nice sized rib eye. Next time we will use turkey chops. Our grocer only had yams so we opted for some Jersey White Sweet Potatoes which turned out to be a great choice. The sour cream and sugar mix in them was awesome. The green beans were perfect and is now my new way of making them. I wouldn't change anything with this recipe and can't wait to make it for a group of my good friends.

  • Eat Only If Its Oh So Good 4 Apr, 2013

    Yummy licious! This was sooooo good. We don't eat pork so we substituted a nice sized rib eye steak. We will use turkey chops the next time. We also used Jersey White Sweet Potatoes and can I just say OH MY GOODNESS! This recipe is a keeper, it's easy, it's flavorful. The sour cream and sugar mix is perfect with the potatoes and I have never had green beans that were this good. Could see making this for a group of good friends.

  • FoodLuvHer 19 Feb, 2013

    This recipe was easy to make and awesomely delicious. The ribs were tender and was deliciously paired with the sweet potatoes (not yams) and sauce/gravy. I can't wait to make this dish again.

  • Darrian Fosque-el 17 Nov, 2012

    Meat is exceptional so are the sweet potatoes, but the best part has to be the gravy. Can't wait to try tomorrows Taco Burgers..

  • Katy Paquin 8 Sep, 2012

    This was an easy and delusions recipe! Will be making this one again!

  • Phil Thompson 24 Jul, 2012

    This was good. Maybe cut back on the sugar in the sweet potatoes. The mash sweet potatoes would be great for Thanksgiving. This was really easy, and I would make it again. Gravy was simple and delicious.with the meat.

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