glazed pork chops with black-eyed peas & collard greens

We love the combination of tender collard greens, black eyed peas and a sweetly-glazed pork.

By: Anna Decker / 01/20/2016

Even more exciting is how effortlessly this feast comes together in one pan. We started building flavor by rendering bacon before adding the peas and collards. Pork chops get coated with a molasses-mustard sauce and under the broiler they go for a caramelized finish. Cook, relax and enjoy!

What you'll need: 1 yellow onion (7–8 oz) 1 bunch collard greens (12 oz) 14 oz can black-eyed peas 2 oz bacon 2 Tbsp Dijon 2 Tbsp molasses 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 bone-in pork chops coarse salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil

Equipment: large ovenproof skillet

Recipe steps: 1. Prep vegetables Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Strip leaves from collard greens and discard stems. Cut leaves into 1-inch strips. Drain and rinse black-eyed peas. Cut bacon crosswise into ¼-inch strips.

  1. Make glaze Whisk Dijon, molasses, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth and combined.

  2. Cook bacon Cook bacon in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until crispy, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Add 2 teaspoons oil, onions and ½ teaspoon salt to skillet and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes.

  3. Cook peas and greens Add black-eyed peas to skillet and cook, stirring, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Add collard greens, 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon salt and several grinds pepper. Cook, covered, until greens are wilted, about 3 minutes. Uncover and toss to combine.

  4. Broil chops Preheat broiler with rack 6-inches from heating element. Season pork chops with ¾ teaspoon salt and several grinds pepper. Place on top of greens and black-eyed peas and drizzle all with 1 tablespoon oil. Place skillet under broiler and broil until opaque on top, about 3 minutes.

    6.Glaze chops Remove skillet from oven and flip pork chops. Add bacon to skillet, pour half of glaze over pork and continue to broil until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes more. Serve pork, black-eyed peas and greens with reserved glaze on the side. Enjoy!

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