We’re nearly at peak autumn right here in Nashville so I made a really autumn-inspired meal prep this week. I went deep into the Budget Bytes archives and pulled an superior recipe that I haven’t made in ceaselessly—Apple Spice Pork Chops. These wonderful chops are the right mix of candy, savory, and heat spices, plus the pan sauce it creates is simply to die for.
Because I had all that superior pan sauce it was solely pure that I paired the chops with some mashed potatoes to go along with that pork and apple gravy. To make the mashed potatoes I transformed my Slow Cooker Mashed Potato recipe to make use of my Instant Pot (stress cooker) and it labored like a allure. I could by no means make mashed potatoes some other method. I’ll embrace directions for that later within the put up.
And then for the “green” portion of the meal I attempted one thing new and went with frozen inexperienced beans. The recent inexperienced beans had been wanting type of unhappy on the retailer so I assumed why not purchase the frozen beans, simply allow them to thaw within the containers, then they’ll truly prepare dinner when the containers are reheated. The solely flaw for this technique is that the inexperienced beans that I purchased ended up being tremendous skinny in comparison with recent inexperienced beans, so I believe they may over prepare dinner whereas reheating. Oh properly, meal prep and reheating meals is rarely good and I do know I’ll nonetheless gobble up the entire field anyway!
Apple Spice Pork Chop Meal Prep
This Meal Prep Includes:
Apple Spice Pork Chops: $9.40
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (recipe beneath): $2.17
half lb. Frozen Green Beans $1.15
Total Cost: $12.72
Cost per meal: $three.00
Cost of leftovers (2 servings mashed potatoes): $zero.72
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are quick and easy with using an Instant Pot or different electrical stress cooker. Season to your liking!
Peel and dice the potatoes (about 1-inch cubes). Place them within the Instant Pot together with the hen broth and seasoning of your selection (see notes for what I used).
Close the Instant Pot lid, shut the steam valve, and choose the “Steam” possibility. The machine will auto-set to 10 minutes. Let the machine come as much as stress, prepare dinner for 10 minutes, then naturally launch stress.
Once the stress has launched, open the pot and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the butter and stir or mash into the potatoes till melted. Taste and regulate the salt or seasoning as you see match.
*I used the “Onion Salt” seasoning mix from Trader Joes. It’s not very salty, regardless of the identify, however added a beautiful onion and chive taste to the potatoes.
And I believe that’s all I’ve obtained for you this week! As at all times, any questions or concepts might be left within the feedback beneath. 🙂 I hope you could have a beautiful week!