I found this recipe years ago on the Real Simple website. My family went nuts for it the first time I made it! Today, it is still one of their favorites. Over the years, we have made a few slight changes. For example, we like to use pork chops or boneless thick-cut pork chops instead of tenderloin. And, in place of the spinach, we use kale.
Pork with Kale and Two Potato Hash
- 2 Pork Chops (the cooking time is for regular cut, bone-in)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- salt and black pepper
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large shallots (chopped)
- 1 bunch kale (Stems removed and chopped)
- 1 sweet potato (peeled and grated)
- 2 small yellow potatoes (peeled and grated)
- Generously season both sides of the pork with salt and pepper. Rub with chili powder.
- Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and potatoes. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add kale and mix well. Turn the heat down to simmer.
- Preheat the oven broiler. Glaze both sides of the pork chops with the maple syrup. Place in broiler and broil until the pork reaches at least 145°. Turn halfway through cooking and baste with the remaining syrup. Let the pork rest for 5 minutes.
- Divide the hash between two plates and top with a chop. Serve immediately.