This healthy, meaty pork recipe uses lean pork steaks and is on the table in less than 20 minutes! Pork chops are a great, budget-friendly option for dinner and can be grilled, baked or sautéed.

This recipe pairs the pork chops with a flavoursome bean salsa. Beans are among the most versatile and commonly eaten foods throughout the world and contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Beans also contain fibre, folate, iron, potassium and magnesium while containing little or no total fat, trans-fat, sodium and cholesterol. We use these beans as a topping in this pork recipe but you can also eat them on their own as they provide a good amount of protein per serving.

 

Serves 4

Time 20min

Protein 3

Free Veg 1/2

Fruit 1/4

Ingredients

Low- cal cooking spray

240g 3 bean mix, (buy in a tin, drain and rinse)

½ red onion, finely chopped

½ cucumber, diced and peeled

1 tomato diced

2 tbsps of finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsps of lemon juice

2 tbsps of apple juice

240 g pork, in 4 steaks

250g baby spinach leaves

Salt and pepper

1 quartered lemon to serve

Directions

Mix the beans, onion, cucumber, tomato, parsley, apple juice, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl.

Season with salt and pepper and chill in the fridge

Lightly spray a non- stick pan with low- cal spray and bring to a high heat.

Cook the pork steak for 2-3 minutes on either side. Remove from the heat and allow them to sit for a few minutes.

Place the spinach leaves on each plate, top with the pork, and accompany with the bean salsa.

Blog Post by Claire Jackson