Skip the asparagus if it’s a protein day but this combination was fabulous as a Dukan Diet recipe for a protein vegetable day! I loved the roasted asparagus with the gravy all mixed in. It was delicious. The bacon I use has half the fat of frying bacon yourself and you need very little to get the punch of flavor it gives recipes. There are a few brands and I think one of them has a turkey version, as well. Sorry I’ve been missing for a while, I’ve been on vacation and in desperate need to focus on healthy eating again!
PORK CHOPS WITH BEER AND BACON GRAVY
2 center cut, boneless pork chops
2 T Real Bacon Bits or 2 pieces of turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 small onion, chopped
1 t cornstarch
1/2 cup light beer
1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
2 T dried or 2 t fresh parsley, chopped
Season pork with pepper. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook pork in a bit of cooking spray for about 5 minutes a side, or until carmelized and cooked through. Remove and keep warm on a plate covered with foil. Add the bacon and onions to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle cornstarch over the onion and add the beer. Simmer for 2 minutes, add the stock and whisk another few more minutes stirring in the parsley in the last minute. Serve gravy over pork.
Spray a bunch of asparagus with a bit of cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Roast on a foil-covered sheet pan at 450 for about 5-7 minutes while pork is cooking.