Recipe courtesy of Liz Tarpy
Grilled Pork Chops with Lentils and Swiss Chard
Total:
40 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
None
Total:
40 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
None

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 serrano chile, minced (about 1 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 bunch rainbow chard, stems and leaves roughly chopped and kept separate (about 6 1/2 ounces) 
  • Kosher salt
  • 2/12 cups chicken stock, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup puy lentils
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large white onion, cut into wedges, root end intact
  • Two 13 to 14-ounce bone-in pork chops, about 1 1/2 inches thick

Directions

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, chiles and chard stems and saute until the vegetables soften, stirring to prevent the garlic from browning, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the stock, lentils and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, adding more stock if necessary to keep the lentils barely covered, until most of the liquid has reduced and the lentils are tender but firm to the bite, about 20 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs. Add the chard leaves and stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, drizzle with the red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Prepare a charcoal grill with a high fire. Rub the onions with about 1 teaspoon of oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place over direct heat. Grill until charred and soft, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, rub the chops with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place over direct heat and grill until lightly charred and golden brown, and the internal temperature reads 140 degrees F, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes.

4. Serve the pork chops with the braised lentils and grilled onions on the side.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pork Ramen

Recipe courtesy of Esther Choi

Pork Dumplings

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Sizzling Pork Sisig

Recipe courtesy of Hey Joe!

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Loin

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Pork Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Grilled Banana Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Del Campo

Grilled Beef-Wrapped Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Kelsey's Homemade

7:30am | 6:30c

Kelsey's Homemade

8:30am | 7:30c

Kelsey's Homemade

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Sweets

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c

Sugar Showdown

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Sugar Showdown

8pm | 7c

Sugar Showdown

8:30pm | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cupcake Showdown

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12am | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30am | 11:30c

Donut Showdown

1:30am | 12:30c

Cupcake Showdown

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here