Cajun Pork Chops

Cajun Pork Chops with Crock-Pot Lentils and Lemon Green Beans

These Cajun Pork Chops are low-carb, diet friendly and delicious. What more do you want?

Serve these pork chops with crock-pot lentils and fresh lemon green beans. This is a perfect weekday supper that is easy to prepare and a meal that everyone will love.

Prep Time 

Cook Time 3 Hours

Difficulty Easy

Servings 4

Ingredients

1 pound Lentils, rinsed

4 cups Chicken Stock

2 cloves Garlic, minced or grated

1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

4 whole Pork Chops, bone out

Cajun Seasoning, {Recipe below.}

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 pound Green Beans, washed and ends removed

1 pint Grape Tomatoes, halved

2 tablespoons Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper, to season

Preparation Instructions

Add the lentils, chicken stock, garlic, and Italian seasoning to your crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

In a shallow dish add about 1/4 cup of the Cajun spice mix. Dredge both sides of the pork chops in the Cajun spice mix. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Cook pork chops 2 minutes per side and transfer to a baking dish and cook 10 minutes in the oven. Remove and tent with foil. Set aside.

In a separate pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil and heat over medium heat. Add the green beans and tomatoes to the pan cook for two minutes until green beans are slightly tender. I like my green beans with crunch but you can cook them longer for more tenderness. Add the lemon juice to the pan and toss the green beans. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve green beans and pork chops on top of a bed of lentils. Enjoy!

FOR CAJUN SPICE MIX

3 tablespoons Smoked Paprika

1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper

2 tablespoons Kosher Salt

2 tablespoons Garlic Powder

1 tablespoon Onion Powder

1 tablespoon Dried Oregano

1 tablespoon Dried Basil

1 teaspoon Dried Thyme

1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Use throughout the recipe when called for. Store the rest in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Here’s the printable! 

Cajun Pork Chops with Crock-Pot Lentils and Lemon Green Beans

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 4 whole Pork Chops, bone out
  • Cajun Seasoning, {Recipe below.}
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Green Beans, washed and ends removed
  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to season

Instructions

  1. Add the lentils, chicken stock, garlic, and Italian seasoning to your crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a shallow dish add about 1/4 cup of the Cajun spice mix. Dredge both sides of the pork chops in the Cajun spice mix. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Cook pork chops 2 minutes per side and transfer to a baking dish and cook 10 minutes in the oven. Remove and tent with foil. Set aside.
  4. In a separate pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil and heat over medium heat. Add the green beans and tomatoes to the pan cook for two minutes until green beans are slightly tender. I like my green beans with crunch but you can cook them longer for more tenderness. Add the lemon juice to the pan and toss the green beans. Season with salt and pepper.
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