Sweet & Spicy Pork with Black Beans

This recipe will take the meaning of “pork n’ beans” to a whole new level.  So Spice up your life and give this recipe a try!  Also, if you’re a vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc. there’s no reason you can’t use your favorite meat alternative in place of pork. 


  • 4 French-style Pork Chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1 15oz can of Black Beans (drained)
  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red bell pepper



  1. Prick potato skin and place potatoes in plastic bag then microwave for 13-15 minutes (until soft) – set aside
  2. Rub jerk seasoning over chops and arrange in 3 quart microwavable dish with bones facing outward
  3. In a large bowl, mix pineapple (and ½ the juice) brown sugar, vinegar, bell peppers and scallions
  4. Pour mixture over pork chops and cover tightly with plastic wrap then cook in microwave on high for 6 minutes
  5. Flip and rotate pork chops, pour black beans over pork chops and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes
  6. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, sprinkle 1 Tbsp brown sugar on top
  7. Serve sweet potatoes alongside the pork chops with pineapple sauce.


Servings: 4

Calories: 518

Fat: 9 grams

Carbs: 81 grams

Fiber: 12 grams

Protein: 27 grams