Need a quick meal to get some food in your tummy before the impending sugar rush of the Trick or Treat haul? Yeah, me too. There is a giant bag of mini chocolate goodness that looks like it wont be given out this year due to the crappy weather just calling my name. So before I go all fat kid on that, I figured I should get something remotely healthy in my system.
This weeknight quicky meal comes together with just a few pots and pans and doesn't disappoint The addition to cabbage slaw to the smashed potatoes makes for a nice change of pace, and the sauteed onions and mushrooms on top please both members of this household. I call that winning. Now, I have to go hand out some candy (or just turn out the lights and eat it all myself)... Don't judge.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Smothered Pork Chops with Smashed Potatoes
- 1 ½ lbs red potatoes, cut into ¼" cubes
- 2 ¼ cups cole slaw mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Salt and Pepper
- 4 bone-in pork chops (about 6oz each)
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3 portobello mushroom caps, sliced, or just 1 small container of baby bellas, sliced
Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until they are fork tender, about 12 minutes. In the last five minutes of cooking, stir in the coleslaw mix. Drain and return to pot. Mix in ½ cup of the sour cream and ¼ cup chicken broth. Smash with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper to taste (go wild and add a little butter if needed).
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbs olive oil over medium-high heat. Coat the pork with flour and season with salt ad pepper. Place in skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes, flipping once. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
In the same skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the remaining broth and increase the heat to high. Cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, stir in the sour cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over the pork chops and serve with potatoes.