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Cajun Pork Chops with Crockpot Lentils and Lemon Green Beans

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Low-carb, diet friendly and delicious. What more do you want?

Ingredients

  • FOR THE LENTILS:
  • 1 pound Lentils, Rinsed
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced Or Grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • FOR THE PORK:
  • ½ cups Cajun Seasoning {Recipe Below}
  • 4 whole Pork Chops (bone Out)
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1 pound Green Beans, Washed And Ends Removed
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes, Halved
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • FOR THE CAJUN SEASONING:
  • 3 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Preparation

For the Cajun seasoning mix:
Mix all ingredients together. Use throughout the recipe when called for. Store the rest in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

For the lentils:
Add the lentils, chicken stock, garlic, and Italian seasoning into your crockpot. Put the lid on and cook on high for 3 hours or until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

For the pork chops:
Preheat your oven to 375 F.

In a shallow dish add about 1/4 cup of the Cajun spice mix. Dredge both sides of the pork chops in the Cajun spice mix.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook pork chops 2 minutes per side then transfer to a baking dish and cook 10 minutes in the oven at 375 F. Remove dish from the oven and tent with foil. Set aside.

In a separate pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil and heat over medium heat. Add the green beans and tomatoes to the pan cook for two minutes until green beans are slightly tender. I like my green beans with crunch but you can cook them longer for more tenderness. Add the lemon juice to the pan and toss it with the green bean mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve green beans and pork chops on top of a bed of lentils. Enjoy!

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bethany on 6.22.2013

Great recipes for each component, perfect all together. Especially enjoyed the lentils!

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