Wednesday, April 18, 2012

chili-braised pork with green beans and mashed sweet potatoes... 1 hour

the goods:

1 and 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, patted dry
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 and 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons flour
chili powder
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons sugar
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 pound green beans, trimmed

Season pork with salt and pepper. In a large straight-sided skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add pork and cook until browned on both sides, about 7 minutes total. Whisk together broth, flour, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and add to skillet. Bring liquid to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer, cover, and cook 30 minutes. Uncover and cook until pork is tender and sauce is thickened, 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring sweet potatoes to a boil in salted water over high. Reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until tender when pierced with a knife, 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pot; mash until fluffy and almost smooth. Stir in sour cream and sugar, season with salt and pepper, and keep warm over low.

In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add green beans and 1/4 cup water, cover, and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and water is evaporated, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with pork, sauce, and sweet potatoes sprinkled with chili powder.

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