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 this 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 this quick-and-easy keto dinner!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Pork shoulder chops
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mild chipotle paste
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 4 4 pork shoulder choppork shoulder chops
Garlic butter
  • 4¼ oz. 120 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
  • 10 oz. 300 g fresh green beans
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 2 avocadoavocados
  • 6 6 scallionscallions
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  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 and the beans. 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. Chop the onion finely. Peel and remove the pit from the avocado and mash the flesh coarsely with a fork. Stir onion and avocado into the beans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with a handful of finely chopped cilantro.

Tip!

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!

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24 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!
  7. Sean
    The pork chops were okay, but the green beans with the avocado did not go well. Plus the added unappetizing lunch the next day with brown avocado in your green beans.
  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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