Keto chops with green beans and avocado

Keto chops with green beans and avocado

Raise your hand if you love chipotle-infused pork. Clap your hands if you dream of creamy avocado. Rub your belly if you crave garlic butter. Now that we have your attention, we know you’re going to love these three combined into a quick-and-easy keto dinner!

Keto chops with green beans and avocado

Raise your hand if you love chipotle-infused pork. Clap your hands if you dream of creamy avocado. Rub your belly if you crave garlic butter. Now that we have your attention, we know you’re going to love these three combined into a quick-and-easy keto dinner!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Pork shoulder chops
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mild chipotle paste
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 1¾ lbs 800 g pork shoulder choppork shoulder chops
Garlic butter topping
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp paprika powder
Green beans and avocado
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 23 lb 300 g fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 (14 oz.) 2 (400 g) avocado, peeled and pittedavocados, peeled and pitted
  • 6 (3 oz.) 6 (90 g) scallion, finely choppedscallions, finely chopped
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • pepper to taste
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Instructions

  1. Mix chipotle paste, oil, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Brush the meat with the marinade and let sit for 15 minutes. You can also marinate the meat in a plastic bag for 30 minutes or more in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Grill the marinated meat on a rack on a baking sheet in the oven for 20–30 minutes until the meat is thoroughly done. Turn after 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the garlic butter. Press the garlic clove, mix with butter and spices, and set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Sauté the beans for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat until they have turned a nice color. Lower the heat towards the end, and add spices.
  6. Mash the avocado flesh with a fork. In a medium bowl, mix together the avocado, beans, and onion. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and top with a handful of finely chopped cilantro.

Tips!

Grilling meat in the oven is super convenient because it takes care of itself. But, feel free to fry the chops in a frying pan or toss them on the grill. Whichever cooking method you prefer, you’ll still get chipotle deliciousness!

If you are having this meal again for lunch tomorrow, only mix together half the mixture of avocado with green beans (step 6). Instead, reserve half of the mash in an airtight container and mix together with the reheated beans when you go to eat it. This will preserve the color, flavor, and texture better.

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44 comments

  1. Athena McGrath
    This recipe was delicious! I couldn't find the "chipotle paste" so I subbed that ingredient with a can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobe and pureed them in a food processor (thanks Google). I was worried the pork chops would end up super spicy but they weren't at all! The garlic butter is delicious, it added another layer of YUM to the green beans! I also put some on my pork chops haha! Looking forward to lunch leftovers tomorrow!
  2. Meri
    Absolutely amazing dinner! The flavours of the pork, beans and avocado together with the garlic butter are out of this world. This will definitely become a firm favourite. I couldn't find chipotle paste either, but smoky paprika spice blend worked a treat. I cooked the chops in the oven, but I'm willing to bet you'd get even more amazing results with a bbq.
  3. Mary
    I'm new to this style of eating, so please excuse my naivete, but I am hoping someone can clarify the garlic butter is supposed to be eaten with the pork, right? It is not supposed to be eaten alone, like a side of mashed potatoes, right? I can't imagine eating butter outright, but I've seen several photos where garlic butter looks like a side dish, so I thought I would ask. Thanks!
    Reply: #4
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Mary!

    Yes, personally I would add some meat to the butter. ;)

    I'm new to this style of eating, so please excuse my naivete, but I am hoping someone can clarify the garlic butter is supposed to be eaten with the pork, right? It is not supposed to be eaten alone, like a side of mashed potatoes, right? I can't imagine eating butter outright, but I've seen several photos where garlic butter looks like a side dish, so I thought I would ask. Thanks!

  5. Mame
    I am curious if anyone in the US has found chipotle paste?

    This recipe was fine however reheating the avocado/green bean dish for lunch the next day was not good. turned everything slimy I thought. next time avocados will be sliced on the side at time of plating.

    Replies: #14, #19
  6. Adja
    i loved it it was delicious!
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  8. Liz
    Whole Foods has chipotle paste. It's in a tube like tomato paste.
  9. Kate Black
    So did Safeway in Washington state
  10. Sandra
    OMG, this was AMAZING!
  11. Beth Perry
    THIS IS SOOOOO TASTY!!! When I was cooking this last night, I thought "omg, I am going to add avocado to these green beans?!" ... but, WOW!! so good!!! I didn't care for green beans before this. Now, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! I didn't have chipotle paste, but we had chili paste! Worked out fabulously!! My boyfriend loved this whole meal, too! He said it's in the top 3 meals I've made! Can't wait to make this again next week! And can't wait to eat the leftovers today for lunch! hahah
  12. Michelle
    Just use chipotle peppers in a can and mash. For the leftover green beans squeeze a little lime on so the avocado stays green. This meal was amazing. I grilled mine on a skillet then put in oven. Sooooooooo good.
  13. Sara
    I was skeptical about the avocado in the green beans, but it's delicious! My boyfriends who isn't even doing LCHF also loved it!
  14. April
    Mame,

    I do not reheat the beans and avocado. I let them come to room temp and only heat the meat. I also add a bit of lemon and lime to the avocado & beans so that the avocado is still green the next day.

  15. Krista
    I love DietDoctor.com recipes, and I'm looking forward to trying this one...but language like this has got to go: "Clap your hands if you dream of creamy avocado. Rub your belly if you crave garlic butter." While I understand that it's just imitating so many gushy recipe books and blogs, I don't think it's a particularly healthy way of talking about food.
    Most of us are here because we want to nourish our bodies with good food and develop a good attitude toward eating. Our food culture has gotten off track, and I appreciate what you're doing to help us move in a better direction.
  16. Jo
    Well I live in Australia and our Woolworths only stock "ranchero - Chipotle BBQ" sauce or "smoky Chipotle Seasoning " when I read the nutrition table they both show high carbs (54g per 100g and high sugar of 19g per 100g) . I'm guessing these aren't the best option? Can anyone tell me the carbs and sugar content on what they have used for this dish please?
  17. Julie Green
    This is the 2nd time making this. I don't put the avocado in because of reheating. I found a recipe for Chipotle paste, froze the left over paste for future use. I will say, this time is much better. Sometimes the Chipotle seasoning can be strong but Green beans even it out.
  18. Mel
    Jo, the chipotle in adobe sauce can be ordered from Woolworths online. One of our woolies (we have several to choose from) has the chipotle in adobe sauce in jars. Also the smokey chipotle seadoning they stock near the mexican food is whole30 compliant so should be fine for this recipe
  19. Tracie
    Mame, I am going to use a pureed can of chipotles in adobo. My grocery store has a couple of brands. I regularly buy these cans of chipotles in adobo, puree them, and then cook the puree for five to ten minutes until it reduces a bit. The resulting sauce is *amazing* mixed with mayonnaise and used as a topping for things like burgers and salads.
  20. Carrie
    So easy and delicious. I use the canned chipotles in adobo which is available in most grocery stores. I also just serve avocado on the side - not too fond of warm avocado. I love almost everything I have made from this sight. The meal plans make it so easy to follow a ketogenic diet. I am not sure I would be able to manage it without the meal plans. Thank you Diet Doctor!!
  21. Angel
    I also couldn't find chipotle sauce, so used I chipotle powder. Agree with previous posters that step 4 fails to mention what to do with the butter - I put it on the chop and the green beans. The chop and green beans were good, but the avocado was extraneous (and the flavor didn't really go with everything else on the plate). Overall, this is a keeper, but next time I'll just eat the avocado as an "appetizer" or a "dessert" course!
  22. Andrew
    This has become a favourite in our household. One modification I can recommend is to use a roasting pan (i.e. suitable for 4 chops), then when the chops have been removed, add a couple of tablespoons of pure cream to the pan juices, stir, and you have the most amazing sauce! It's wonderful when poured over the chops, and it doesn't take away any of the flavours of the garlic butter.
  23. Bonnie
    Overall good, but made some adjustments. I used a grill pan with lid on stove top for the pork chops and worked great. The green beans and avocado were alright however not good for second day as avocado turned color and wasn't appetizing at all. I would prefer the avocado sliced on side and green beans served with the butter mix. Also, try using the butter mix when making scrambled eggs. Yum!
  24. Nesha
    It was so freaking Good, I had the privilege of finding the chipotle paste and boy oh boy was it tasty. Of course I seasoned my meat a little and added seasonings to the marinade. The green bean avocados were good as well, and the butter was to die for! I have enough to use for other dishes.
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  26. justine
    Really good. The beans mix would be even nicer chilled.
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  28. melisa dusevic
    This was amazing!! Mixing avocado with green beans is genius!!!!
  29. Lesley MacGregor
    This was really tasty. Didn't have chipotle paste, but had chipotle flakes and mixed them with the olive oil and marinated for half an hour. So good, will be a regular for me.
  30. lauramb1994
    Another amazing recipe! I couldn't find the chipotle paste and so used the Tex-Mex seasoning that I made from another recipe on this site. I put in a heaping amount of that with the oil and let the chops marinate. These were so juicy and so tasty. I was worried about the green beans because I'm coming off of a canned food diet and never liked fresh green beans cooked up but these were wonderful. I probably let them cook longer than most people would so they would get extra tender and absorb a lot of the oil. With the avocado, these were amazing and delicious. I don't make extra for left-overs so I don't have issues with what others have. For the butter, I used the Cowboy butter sauce recipe that is also on this site, because I had made a bunch earlier and had some in the fridge. I softened it up to room temp (I make the Cowboy Sauce a little different than it says) and placed a heaping portion on the side of the plate and ate it as a topping to both the meat and the beans. This was like a gourmet restaurant-type dish. I sopped up every bit of goodness off my plate with the meat and beans. De-lish-ous!
  31. astago
    Hm. I am wondering about carbs.
    This meal ( Keto chops with green beans and avocado) should have 6g carbs per serving.
    BUT!
    75g beens have 5,3g carbs
    0.5 avocado has 8.6g carbs
    In total, per serving, are this 13.9g carbs. This is far away (230% more) from 6g which are announced in the recepi title.
    Unfortunately, I have not found a list with macros ref to that recepi here on this page. So, it is not clear how these 6g carbs announced in the recepi title comes together.
    I am curious if somebody can explain this discrepany.
    Reply: #33
  32. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hm. I am wondering about carbs.
    This meal ( Keto chops with green beans and avocado) should have 6g carbs per serving.
    BUT!
    75g beens have 5,3g carbs
    0.5 avocado has 8.6g carbs
    In total, per serving, are this 13.9g carbs. This is far away (230% more) from 6g which are announced in the recepi title.
    Unfortunately, I have not found a list with macros ref to that recepi here on this page. So, it is not clear how these 6g carbs announced in the recepi title comes together.
    I am curious if somebody can explain this discrepany.

    If you click the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients, you will see the information. Our recipes show net carbs so if you add the Fiber to the Net Carbs, you'll see the total amount. There is also a link to Read More about how our nutrition information is compiled.

  33. Seda
    Hi,
    I'd like to know if I can substitute the pork meat with any other meat? Cause I don't eat pork. :)
    Reply: #35
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi,
    I'd like to know if I can substitute the pork meat with any other meat? Cause I don't eat pork. :)

    A cut of beef, like a steak, would also work well in this recipe.

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  36. Joel
    Great recipe! The heat of the chipotle goes very well with the pork chops and the garlic butter is a great complement to the meat. Also, the green beans are delicious. It seemed odd that you are supposed to mash the avocados and mix with the beans instead of slicing them, but it was surprisingly good. This was our second meal on the keto diet and it gives us hope that it is possible to cook tasty meals while eating healthy. I have one thing to note about the recipe, however. I left the meat in the oven for the shortest duration, 20 minutes, and the meat was already slightly overcooked. So aim for 20 minutes or shorter. Do not cook it longer.
  37. Mary Lynn
    Loved it!!! I have never been a fan of green beans but with the avocado, scallions, pork chop and garlic butter it was a great combination and totally delicious. One of my favorites now.
    Reply: #42
  38. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Loved it!!! I have never been a fan of green beans but with the avocado, scallions, pork chop and garlic butter it was a great combination and totally delicious. One of my favorites now.

    Yay!! That is a serious win!

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  40. Lindsay
    Hi! I can’t seem to find pork shoulder chops? Would I find it under another name perhaps? All I found was pork loin chops and rib end chops..
    Reply: #46
  41. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi! I can’t seem to find pork shoulder chops? Would I find it under another name perhaps? All I found was pork loin chops and rib end chops..

    It may also be called Blade Chop, Pork Shoulder Steak, or Pork Steak.

  42. Lindsay
    Ok thank you. Would pork butt blade steak be about the same?
    Reply: #48
  43. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Ok thank you. Would pork butt blade steak be about the same?

    That should work as well.

  44. Lindsay
    I bought 4 blade steaks because I’m making this meal for two people but the total weight is a little more than 3lbs... the weight for the recipe for 4 servings says only 1 3/4lbs. Is it a problem if I use the 4 chops I bought even though the weight is off?
    Reply: #50
  45. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I bought 4 blade steaks because I’m making this meal for two people but the total weight is a little more than 3lbs... the weight for the recipe for 4 servings says only 1 3/4lbs. Is it a problem if I use the 4 chops I bought even though the weight is off?

    No, that would be fine! The protein will be higher, though.

  46. Kate Nordin
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

  47. Christine
    Delicious and so easy. I didn't have chipotle paste, but I had sambal oelek in my fridge and used that instead.
  48. Virginia
    In one of the informational videos I watched, it was saying how olive oil should not be used for frying or high heat because of something about the bonds or oxidation. I can't remember exactly. Just wondering why I then keep seeing recipes calling for olive oil to be used with heat. I guess I will just use ghee or whatever. What is your take on this? Should we only use olive oil for cold things? Thanks in advance.
  49. Virginia
    OMG! That was divine!

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