Apple Pork over Root Vegetable Mash
Recipe for the week of December 13-17, 2021 **Please note: Ingredients and recipe are scheduled to change and due to product availability and teacher discretion**
Servings Prep Time
Yield4 servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
Yield4 servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1pound pork loincubed
  • Dash Salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
Apple Mixture
  • 2cups apple saucedivided (more if desired)
  • 2 Applescored and diced
  • 2tablespoons brown sugarpacked
  • 1teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3cup heavy cream
Root Vegetable Mash
  • 2 Carrotspeeled and diced
  • 2 potaotespeeled and diced
  • 2cloves garlic
  • 3ounces cream cheeseroom temperature
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1/2teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  • 1tablespoon green onionsfinely chopped
  • 1/2teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper
How to Make the Pork Chops
  1. Season pork with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt half the butter over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the pork and cook until slightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
How to Make Apple Mixture
  1. Using the same skillet, melt the remaining butter. Add the apple slices and allow to cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add in the apple mixture and the cream. Stir to combine. Bring to a light boil.
  2. Add the pork back in and make sure all the pork is coated, continue to let cook. Stir mixture occasionally so nothing stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Once everything is fully cooked, serve hot with the apple mixture spooned over the pork.
How to Make the Root Vegetable Mash
  1. Add chopped vegetables to a large pot with water along with the whole garlic cloves. Cover with lid and bring to boil. Boil until very soft. Drain in colander and let sit to steam out, then transfer back to pot.
  2. Mash vegetables in pot. Add all other ingredients and stir over medium-low heat for a few minutes until incorporated. If mixture appears too thin increase to medium heat so that mixture starts to bubble. Stir constantly (to prevent sticking to bottom of pot) for a few minutes until mixture thickens and resembles mashed potatoes.
  3. Let cool slightly and season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.