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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Braised Pork Chops with Smoked Beef Sausage, White Beans, Beet Greens and Kale with a Wine Dijon Reduction

My menu today said seared Tuna Steaks, but i woke up and it was pouring rain and cold, and that just didn't feel like a Tuna kinda of day!
Decided on sausage, white beans and greens, and with a trip to the butcher i decided to add pork chops to the dish... why not?
Some white rice and arugula and the meal was complete!

Serves 4

4 1 1/2 inch boneless pork chops, fat trimmed
salt and pepper
1 red onion, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
8 oz smoked beef sausage, sliced
1 cup white wine
3 + 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 roma tomatoes, cubed
1 can small white beans, drained
2 cups greens of choice, roughly chopped ( i used 1 cup of beet tops and 1 cup of kale)
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350F.
Rub pork chops with 1 tablespoon of mustard and salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil and red onion. Cook onion until translucent, about 7-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Move veggies to side of pan and brown pork chops on both sides.
Add wine, 3 tablespoons of dijon and sausage. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and greens. Add water and cover. Transfer to oven and cook for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and transfer pork chops and sausage to a plate. Place pot on stove top and under high heat, reduce sauce by half. Serve over pork chops and sausage.


  1. Looks scrumptious. IT's totally something my family and I would enjoy eating. :) Gotta give your recipe a try soon. I love the sauce on the chops...yum!

    1. i was a great addition to the pork for sure Amy! Thank you!

  2. This sounds great, Bia! The pork chops look fantastic!

  3. I found this recipe today when I knew I wanted to braise pork chops and use up some jalapeno sausage I had in the freezer. Thank you for having this recipe up. It was really good and my husband loved it. The only things I did different was use jalapeno sausage, cannellini beans, and 2 cups of kale.

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