Balsamic Glazed Pork with Apples, Green Beans, and Carrots

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Apple wedges add a touch of juicy sweetness to this delectable dish!

Pork dishes are perfect for the fall and winter months. This lean pork with apples, carrots, and green beans is nutritious and makes a full meal in and of itself. Use thick-cut pork chops so that the meat doesn’t cook too quickly. The thicker cut will help it stay nice and tender, by preventing it from drying out.

Some slow cookers get warmer than others, even on the low setting. If possible, check the meat after 3 to 4 hours, so as not to overcook it. Vegetables take longer to cook, and should be placed at the bottom of the crockpot, with the meat on top. 1 cup of liquid, such as a broth or water, is usually enough to add when cooking meat in the slow cooker.

Browning the meat on both sides before putting it in the slow cooker makes the pork more flavorful. In general, meat (but not poultry) should be quickly browned on all sides before adding it to the slow cooker for any recipe. This dish would be delicious with potatoes or rice.

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Balsamic Glazed Pork with Apples, Green Beans, and Carrots

This thick and juicy pork recipe is a full meal that everyone will devour.
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 porkchop with 1/4 vegetables and apples
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds pork chops thick (about 3/4-inches) trimmed of any fat
  • 2 cups carrots largely chopped (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups green beans tough ends removed
  • 3 apples such as Granny Smith or McIntosh, cored and cut into 1-inch thick wedges
  • 1 cup chicken stock fat-free and low sodium, substitute vegetable stock or pork stock

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium, substitute shoyu or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • Mix the marinade in a large bowl, and add the pork chops, tossing to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Place pork chops and in a hot pan on the stovetop and sear both sides, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes over high heat on each side, until just the outside of each pork chop is browned. Remove the pork chops from the pan. Add the marinade to the hot pan and scrape the bottom for any bits.
  • Add the stock and vegetables to the slow cooker, and place the meat on top. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, until the pork chops are cooked through and vegetables are tender. Serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1porkchop with 1/4 vegetables and apples | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 234mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 10
Keywords Slow Cooker

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16 Comments

  1. Sorry, SkinnyMs, I'm still unclear – do you pour the marinade in the crockpot to cook with the pork and veggies or just reserve it to serve with the pork chops once the cooking process has completed? Thanks. This recipe sounds yummy, by the way! 🙂

  2. Does the serving and calorie count include a quarter of the apples, green beans and carrots, too? I tried to import the recipe into MyFitnessPal and it gave me a calorie count of over 500, so I was wondering if the 314 only counts the 1 porkchop and not the servings of the other stuff.

    1. Nickums, It's 4 servings including everything, the vegetables and fruit, in a serving:). I just ran the calculations again and that's what it came to.

    1. Yes, you can substitute pork tenderloin for pork chops, but you will need to adjust the cooking time to ensure that the pork is cooked through.

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