Pork chops with green beans and garlic butter

Juicy pork chops. Crunchy green beans. Garlic butter. Now that's what we call a one-skillet wonder. And it's keto elegance at its finest.
Juicy pork chops. Crunchy green beans. Garlic butter. Now that's what we call a one-skillet wonder. And it's keto elegance at its finest.


4 servingservings
  • 4 4 pork choppork chops
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter, for frying
  • 1 lb 450 g fresh green beans
  • salt and pepper
Garlic butter
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Take the butter out of the fridge and let it reach room tempererature.
  2. Mix butter, garlic, parsley and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Make a few small cuts in the fat surrounding the chops to help them stay flat when frying. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add butter to the pan and add the chops.
  5. Fry the chops for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked through.
  6. Remove the chops from the pan and keep warm.
  7. Use the same skillet and add the beans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes until the beans have a vibrant color and are slightly softened but still a bit crunchy.
  8. Serve the pork chops and beans together with a dollop of garlic butter melting on top.


Canned or frozen green beans may not be quite as crunchy, but still taste great and deliver easy nutrients straight from your freezer or pantry.

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  1. Elizabeth
    This looks delicious, but butter does not do well at medium high temp. I just tried this anyway and the butter immediately scorched, turn brown/black, and smoked. I salvaged half the butter that hadn't melted yet and turned down the heat to medium, but how is it you expect to cook at medium-high heat with butter and not have it burn?
  2. Keto Fiend
    Great!! I boiled the green beans for a few begore frying since I like them soft. One of my favorites.
  3. Gentiann
    Great recipe.
    Elizabeth, try to use pork fat when frying pork chops. It is delicious.
  4. Pam Yewell
    I made this last night and I put a table spoon of olive oil in the butter to keep it from burning. Worked great!! We loved this dish and will have it again and again.
  5. Joliver
    Just made this for dinner, used 3/4 inch bone in pork chops. Butter portion was devine, I used lime juice instead of lemon, works very well. We will definitely be making this again!
  6. Mary
    Delicious, but think I will use ghee next time for frying the pork. It stands up to high heat better.

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