Rachael Ray's Pork Chops With Pinot Noir and Mushroom Hash

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I can personally attest to this. Don't be frightened by the massive ingredient list, as this is quite a simple recipe. The lengthy directions are FAR outweighed by the rewards. This is quite an impressive dish, and perfect for the impending fall! Please use Pinot Noir...do this recipe justice!!! I believe you could substitute another dry red with excellent results as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Season chops with salt and pepper.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil to the hot skillet and the chops.
  4. Cook chops 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  5. While they cook, split leeks lengthwise, slice in 1/2-inch half-moon pieces and wash vigorously under running water in a colander to release sand. Shake to dry.
  6. Preheat a second large skillet for your hash over medium-high heat.
  7. Add nuts to the skillet and toast 2 to 3 minutes then remove and reserve them.
  8. To chop skillet, add another tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and the leeks.
  9. Cook the leeks until tender, 5 minutes.
  10. Add cranberries and Pinot Noir to the pan.
  11. Scrape up the pan drippings and stir in chicken stock.
  12. When sauce comes up to a bubble, add the chops back to the pan and reduce heat to simmer.
  13. Finish cooking chops through, 10 minutes.
  14. To the hash skillet, add a tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter.
  15. When butter melts into oil, add shallots then mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, then add kale.
  16. Wilt the kale into the pan and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  17. When kale is hot and wilted, add beets and gently combine.
  18. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  19. Preheat broiler.
  20. Pull chops from their sauce.
  21. Raise heat and bring sauce back to a bubble.
  22. Cut off 4 thick slices of whole-grain bread.
  23. Char bread under broiler on each side while you finish the sauce.
  24. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the sauce to give it gloss and weight and turn off heat.
  25. Pour sauce over the chops.
  26. Serve hash alongside the chops and top with crumbles of blue cheese and reserved nuts.
  27. Spread charred bread with remaining butter and sprinkle liberally with chopped chives.