One-pot roast pork chops with fennel & potatoes

One-pot roast pork chops with fennel & potatoes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Throw your meat and veg into a pan with Italian-style flavourings and simply roast, for a no-fuss dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal655
  • fat47g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein44g
  • salt0.54g
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Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes, cut into 8 wedges
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 fennel bulb, cut into 8 wedges
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 1 red pepper, halved, deseeded and cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 300ml hot chicken stock
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potatoes, fennel, pepper, thyme and garlic in a large roasting tin. Mix together the tomato paste and stock, then pour into the pan. Tightly cover with foil and cook for 30 mins. Take out of the oven and increase the temperature to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

  2. Remove the foil and place the pork in the roasting tin, nestling in between the veg. Season well and return to the oven for 15-20 mins more or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with the pan juices drizzled over.

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hattiem123
10th Mar, 2011
5.05
A really great recipe, very, very easy to prepare and really tasty! My only recommendation would be to double the amount of vegetables as suggested, because for two people we were still left hungry at the end.
jeansean
6th Mar, 2011
We really enjoyed this recipe, but as Belkey said that the potatoes had disintegrated I used new potatoes, cut into halves or quarters depending on the size. It turned out really well.
jeanius
5th Mar, 2011
1.05
Took longer than stated to brown the chops, consequently everything else was just mush. Not for us sorry.
fredfaulkner
10th Feb, 2011
1.05
Sorry but it's not quick and the vegatables as don't cook evenly. The veg make an interesting side dish but it doesn't work with the meat cooked in the same dish. If I did it again I'd cook the meat separately.
nathalien
30th Jan, 2011
5.05
Easy, delicious, & also good enough for rustic meal with friends!
eleanormayo
28th Dec, 2010
4.05
I made this for 2, but with the same amount of veggies as suggested for 4. We really enjoyed it, but my only complaint was that the potatoes were really mushy and disintergrated, so I would chop those into large chunks next time.
MelanieCyp
17th Nov, 2010
5.05
Great simple and quick recipe; minimal preparation and perfect for that mid week rush. I didn't have any fennel and used aubergines and courgettes and added rosemary to my dish. The pork chops came out a bit dry; does anyone know how to avoid that? Did I over cook them? The flavours were lovely though; i reckon I'll make it with some mash potatoes next time and pour all the juices from the roasting dish onto them.
fatty71
21st Oct, 2010
3.05
This is a really tasty and easy meal to make. Just bung it altogether and sit back.
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mother_ship
7th Sep, 2010
3.05
Very tasty one-pot but I'll watch the chops more carefully next time as mine dried out a bit.
donfol1
4th Sep, 2010
quick, easy and totally delicious !!! def be making this again and again !

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