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NOTE: This meal only takes 35 – 45 min if you are serving 2 people. This meal is being prepared for 6, so make sure to change the ingredients based off the number of people being served. I also had to substitute this recipe a little based off of my Gas Stove.
TIME TIP: While this is going on, here are some things you can have the family complete while you are cooking everything. Here is what I had my kids do.
- Laundry and clean their rooms.
- Start working on homework and complete their 30 minutes of reading each day.
- Place all school items that need to be reviewed on kitchen table.
18 oz. Turnips
24 oz. Carrots
6 Bone-in Pork Chops
6 tsp. Coffee Rub
1.5 oz. Honey
12 tsp. Beef Demi-Glace
.75 oz Dijon Mustard
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare the Ingredients. Peel and cut turnip into 1″ dice. Peel, trim, and cut carrots into 1/4″ pieces at an angle. Mince chives. Rinse pork chops, pat dry, and season both sides with half the coffee rub and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Roast the Vegetables. Place a medium oven-safe pan over high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, honey, diced turnips, carrots, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper to hot pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to caramelize, 2 – 4 minutes. Transfer pan to oven and roast, stirring once after 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender and caramelized, 18 – 22 minutes. Carefully remove pan from oven and garnish vegetables with chives. While vegetables cook, make demi-glace mixture.
Make the Demi-Glace Mixture. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium high heat. While pan heats, combine beef demi-glace, mustard, remaining coffee rub, and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl.
Cook the Pork Chops. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and pork chops to hot pan. Cook until pork chops are well-browned and reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4 – 5 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a plate, cover loosely with foil, and pour out any excess oil from pan.
Make the Java Demi-Glace. Return pan used to sear chops to medium heat. Add demi-glace mixture to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 2 – 4 minutes
Plate the Dish. Spoon sauce on plate. Arrange vegetables next to sauce. Serve pork chop over sauce.
I was worried making this because I hate the taste of coffee, but this was really good. My youngest daughter was the only one that didn’t like the sauce. Either way, this meal was a great surprise for dinner. Enjoy!