APRICOT PORK SHEET PAN MEAL

April 20, 2022

APRICOT PORK SHEET PAN MEAL

I am always trying to dream up new sheet pan meals! Sheet pan meals are easy, require minimal dishes, and deliver a flavorful meal in under an hour. This Apricot Pork Sheet Pan Meal is no exception - its got tender pork in an apricot glaze, garlic green beans and buttery roasted potatoes. Yummm! I wanted to lick the pan (and maybe I did a little). 

Did you know? Pork is rich in selenium, a key mineral for  proteins and enzymes involved in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection. (source) Selenium is also found in Brazil nuts, seafood, meats, grains, and dairy.

Apricot Pork Sheet Pan Meal

Choosing the best pork

When it comes to choosing the best pork, it's ideal to buy "organic," which ensures that the animals were fed organic feed, had access to the outdoors, and were not given antibiotics (not exposed to disease). However, you can also purchase "free range" pork with "no antibiotics ever" to ensure they had access to the outdoors and were not administered antibiotics. Better yet, choose "animal-welfare approved" or "humane certified" which places additional requirements on their kind and fair treatment.

I also try to choose leaner meats to limit my intake of saturated fats. For this recipe, you can use boneless tenderloin chops or sirloin chops. 

If you can't have pork or choose not to, chicken breasts or thighs would work too!

Apricot Pork Sheet Pan Meal

What veggies can I use?

I went with organic baby potatoes here, but any hard vegetables would work. Think sweet potatoes, winter squash, rutabagas, turnips, even carrots or radishes. I also added organic green beans later in the baking time, so you can totally add a different non-starchy vegetable you like (asparagus, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, or even eggplant).

Apricot Pork Sheet Pan Meal

Other ingredient substitutions

I used apricot preserves for these chops, but you could also try peach! You can also use sugar free jam if needed. This recipe also calls for extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, stone ground mustard (can also use Dijon), garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Feel free to swap the olive oil for avocado oil or grass-fed butter, or add other spices you enjoy.

Here's the printable recipe for this Apricot Pork Sheet Pan Meal! I hope you love it and if you do, rate and comment below ;)

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