It’s the time of year when we all start craving home-cooked comfort food, isn’t it? If you’re looking for an easy, SUPER-yummy, gluten-free, dairy-free winter recipe, this is it. Seriously. We recently asked Gail and Sterling Hunter from Harvest Culinary Ministries if they’d be willing to share some of their tried-and-true recipes on the FAC blog, so here’s the first with more to come in the future. With minimal ingredients (and dishes!) you can easily be sitting down to mouth-watering, savoury pork chops and beautifully roasted winter veggies.
Lemon Garlic Pork Chops Sheet Pan Dinner
Here’s What You’ll Need …
- 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- juice of 1 lemon
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- kosher salt
- 4 bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick
- 1 large Fuji apple, cored and cut into 8 wedges
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
- ½ large red onion, peeled and cut into 6 wedges
- fresh ground pepper
How to Make It
- Preheat oven to 450 F. In a large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and 1½ teaspoons salt. Mix well and throw in pork chops to coat well.
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment, and arrange the coated pork chops on the pan.
- Toss apple wedges, Brussels sprouts, and onion into the bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and more salt.
- Spread the veggies in an even layer around the pork chops.
- Grind some fresh pepper on top. Make sure everything is in a single layer.
- Roast for 12 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.
- Turn oven to broil and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until pork and veggies are browned. (See all those black bits that look burnt? Have no fear! That’s pure melt-in-your-mouth roasted veggie goodness.)
Serve … and enjoy!
If you love this lemon garlic pork chops recipe as much as I think you will (don’t tell anybody, but I literally licked my plate clean when I taste-tested this for Gail), why not share this recipe with a friend – or better yet, invite your neighbour over for pork chops?
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Recipe by Gail Hunter; written by Julie McPhail