Easy Skillet Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pork chops are lightly seared in coconut oil and then added to a brothy, aromatic sauce made with thyme, ginger beer and onion. For a rich, satisfying accompaniment to these Jamaican-inspired chops, mash sweet potatoes with peas, coconut milk and spices.
Put the sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and add a big pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the peas and cook until the potatoes and peas are soft, about 6 more minutes.
Meanwhile, rub the pork chops with the allspice and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side; remove to a plate. Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the thyme, then the ginger beer and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce.
Drain the sweet potatoes and peas and return to the pot. Add the coconut milk and mash; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper.
Return the pork to the skillet, turning to coat in the sauce. Divide among plates. Serve with the sweet potatoes and more hot sauce.
Photograph by Ryan Dausch
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