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Mole de Puebla, Grilled Pork Chop, Grilled Zucchini & Sautéed Potatoes

Serves:

4

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops. We recommend 2 inches thick. You can use boneless, but we still recommend a thicker cut as it helps maintain the juiciness

  • 2 large zucchini

  • 1-2 sweet potatoes. About 1.5 pounds. Note, you can use fingerling potatoes in place of sweet potatoes.

  • Salt & Pepper

  • 2 Tbs. butter (if skillet prep method for pork chops)

  • Olive oil

  • Le Sauce & Co. Mole de Puebla finishing sauce


Prep Ingredients & Kitchen equipment:


  • Equipment:

  • One large skillet, preferably a cast iron.

  • Sheet Pan

  • Tongs

  • Two options for cooking the Pork Chops: both are simply seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper on all sides.

  • Chops cooking option 1: Grill (for the photo we used a grill)

  • Chops cooking option 2: Pan & Oven

  • Sweet Potatoes:

  • Microwave washed and pierced sweet potatoes for 4 min each side at least 30 minutes before cooking pork chops.

  • Slice into 2X2 cubes, drizzle with olive oil, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Slice zucchini lengthwise in ¼ inch thick slices. There should be about 2 slices per person. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. If grilling, drizzle a little olive oil before grilling.

Preparation

  1. Add potatoes to sheet pan and place in the oven (cooks for 20-30 min)

  2. Chops & zucchini:

  • Grill: on a hot grill add chops. Close grill cover and wait three minutes. Turn and close grill cover for three min. Move to indirect heat where there is no fire and close lid for 5 min. For medium chops, it's done! Let rest on a plate. Note: cooking times vary depending on how hot your grill is and the temperature of your chops when you started cooking.

  • For zucchini: add zucchini to grill and close grill cover for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for three minutes more. Done!

  • Pan/Oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  • Heat skillet on high until pan is hot

  • Add butter and place chops in skillet for 2 min, flip, and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Place pan into the oven for 7 minutes.

  • Take out and rest chops on the plate

  • In the same hot pan add zucchini cooking for 2 min on each side on medium heat. This cooks fast and 4 -5 min of total cook time will do it.

  1. Warm Mole De Puebla finishing sauce on low or microwave per directions.

  2. Plate, Sauce, and Enjoy.