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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.

  • prep: 25 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • servings: 4




  • 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.

Everyday Food, March 2012



Reviews (6)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 8 Sep, 2012

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

  • 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.