Roast Pork Chops with Bacon and Wilted Greens

Chef Richard 2 Servings 30 minutes

Bags of assorted greens-washed, chopped and ready to use-are available in the produce department. They give “fast food” new meaning, as they’re also nutritional powerhouses, containing calcium, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.


  • 2  1½-inch-thick pork rib chops
  • 3  tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram, divided
  • ½  teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2  tablespoons olive oil
  • 2  thick-cut bacon slices, chopped
  • 2  garlic cloves, pressed
  • 8  cups (packed) wide strips assorted greens (such as   mustard greens and red Swiss chard), stems   discarded
  • 5  teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar, divided
  • ½  cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 2  tablespoons Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Sprinkle both sides of pork with 2 tablespoons marjoram, allspice and generous amount of salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pork and brown well, including edges, turning with tongs, about 7 minutes. Transfer pork to small rimmed baking sheet; reserve skillet. Roast pork in oven until thermometer inserted into center of chops from side registers 145°F, about 9 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add bacon to oil in reserved skillet. Sauté over medium heat until brown, about 3 minutes. Mix in garlic. Add greens. Cook until just wilted, turning with tongs, about 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar; season to taste with salt and pepper. Using tongs, transfer greens to colander to drain, leaving some of bacon in skillet for sauce. Add broth, mustard, and remaining 4 teaspoons vinegar to skillet. Simmer until slightly thickened about 4 minutes. Mix in remaining 1 tablespoon marjoram. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Mound greens on plates; top with pork. Spoon sauce alongside.