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Pork Chops with Olive Caper Sauce
with roasted broccoli

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
Tangy, chopped olives add big flavor to these pan-seared pork chops. Serve the pork chops with roasted garlic broccoli that finishes in the oven while the pork rests.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Oven Roasted Broccoli:
  • Broccoli - 12 oz, florets
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Pork Chops with Olive Caper Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Olives, green or kalamata - 1 cup, chopped
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, drained
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Pork chops, boneless or bone-in - 4
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Broccoli / Garlic (for pork and broccoli) - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make olive-caper sauce - Roughly chop olives. Combine with capers, olive oil, garlic (portion for pork), and dried oregano. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Pork - Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. Toss broccoli and garlic with oil (portions for broccoli) and season with some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan.
  3. Roast broccoli until tender and starting to brown in spots, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, ~25 minutes.
  4. While broccoli roasts, heat a skillet with cooking oil (portion for pork) over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and sear on each side for ~3 minutes. For thin pork chops, this should be enough heat to cook them through. If you’re using thicker pork chops, lower heat and cover with a piece of foil until pork reaches 145F / 63C degrees.
  5. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. When broccoli is finished, squeeze lemon juice over top.
  7. Slice pork and serve with olive-caper sauce on top. Enjoy with broccoli on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (81)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (19)

73 reviews

Good, quick pasta dish. Nothing very special but nice for a weeknight.

By: Nancy
Posted: Jan 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Add extra sausage

By: JESSICA
Posted: Dec 06, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good flavor overall. Not sure why the recipe calls for Swiss cheese - I would have preferred mozzarella. Also, the orzo seemed not to hold its own against the size and texture of the beans.

By: Michelle
Posted: Aug 15, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Simple, quick and easy! I did a mix of Gruyere and Fontina cheese and everyone enjoyed it.

By: Melissa
Posted: Apr 22, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I thought this was simple & easy. I doubled the recipe. I would put cheese throughout this next time, instead of just on the top.

By: Rachel
Posted: Nov 21, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My kids like spice, so we used spicy Italian sausage and some red pepper flakes in the sauce. I also used a "Pizza Cheese" blend instead of swiss since I'm the only one in the house that likes it. The broccoli was fantastic too. I did have to add a little more stock for the orzo to cook all the way through. This was my first meal in this program. A great start!

By: Robert
Posted: Nov 02, 2019
Diet: Original
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