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Back to School Simple Smothered Pork Chop Slow Cooker Recipe

16 Aug

Welcome back for day two of my simple slow cooker back to school recipes.

Nothing could be simpler than my slow cooker smothered pork chops. It is so versatile and so simple to adjust to your taste. We also love adding fresh mushrooms and onion to this dish and it just adds such a flavor punch to the gravy.

 

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What is your favorite pork chop recipe?  I would love to see what you have cookin’!

Thanks for visiting!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

 

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Mama is Cookin’ Fancy Tonight!

1 Oct

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get into a cooking rut! I just throw together the same 5-6 meals  over and over again. My family is very slow to complain about what they are eating, but you can just tell that there is no real excitement about the same meal they just ate 4 days ago. I have found that with a little extra effort you can put together a simple meal that will make your family or guests feel extra special!

 To start, you are going to need 1 green pepper, 1 large onion, 1 package
button mushrooms and 2 cloves of garlic.
I have about a 1 1/2- 2 pounds boneless pork chops that are about
1 1/2 inches thick, salt, pepper, garlic powder and turmeric.
Wash the green pepper and mushrooms. Thinly slice the green
pepper, onion and mushrooms and finely chop the garlic. In a
frying pan add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and heat over med-high
heat. When pan is hot add the green pepper, and onion.
sautee’ for 4 minutes and then add the mushrooms.
Sautee’ for an addition 2-3 minutes or until the veggies are just tender. Add garlic.
Remove veggies from pan and set aside. Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
to the same frying pan and heat on med-high heat.
I sliced my pork chops in half because they were a little to
thick for me and it greatly reduces the cooking time.
Sprinkle both sides to your liking with salt, pepper, garlic
powder and turmeric. Place in pan and let sear for 3-4 minutes
and flip pork chops and turn your pan down to med or if browning too
much down to med-low.
I like to serve my pork chops with real mashed potatoes. I peeled
and washed about 8-9 medium sized potatoes. Cut them in small
pieces so they will boil in no time. Place cut potatoes in a large pot
and cover potatoes with water up to one inch over potatoes. Cover
pot and heat on high heat until potatoes start to boil. Turn heat down
to med-high and remove lid enough to let the steam escape. Continue
to boil 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender (fork
easily pierces potato without force or effort).  Drain into a colander
and immediately add your drained potatoes back into hot pot.
This helps to dry up the excess water on the potatoes.
You want your pork chops to have this nice carmely color.
To the potatoes add 4-5 Tablespoons of butter, 1/2 Cup warm
milk, 1/2 Cup sour cream, salt and pepper to taste.
Start mashing:) Yes, making homemade mashed potatoes is
a little more work than instant, but oh so worth it!
Keep mashing until the potatoes are mostly smooth and
really creamy. Add more butter, milk or sour cream to
get the desired consistency of your potatoes. I actually
ended up adding an extra Tablespoon of butter and a few
more splashes of milk. I like to put the lid on the potatoes
put it back on the stove to keep it warm until you’re
ready to serve.
Get several slices of thinly cut provolone cheese ready.
Enough for each pork chop.
When pork chops are cooked through, about 12-15 minutes
you are going to want to turn your pan down to low. Place a
heaping serving of your sauteed vegetables on top of each
pork chop.
Top each pork chop with a slice of provolone cheese. Cover
and let the cheese melt and get all deliciously gooey.
Serve right away with your delicious creamy sour cream
mashed potatoes. From ordinary to ‘fancy’ in no time!
Ingredients
1 green bell pepper
1 large onion
1 package fresh button mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 -2 pounds boneless pork chops
thinly slice provolone cheese; enough for each pork chop
8-9 medium baking potatoes
olive oil
1/2 Cup of milk
1/2 Cup sour cream
4-5 Tablespoons of butter
salt
pepper
garlic powder
turmeric

I hope you and your family and friends enjoy this simple yet delicious dish! We have also enjoyed this dish with tri- colored bell peppers and when I am serving just the adults, I will sometimes substitute a little pepper jack cheese. Have fun with it and make it your own. This recipe was made to accommodate our family of 5 with enough left over for daddy to bring to work the next day.   What is one of your family favorite meals?  I would love to know!  Please leave a comment or a link to your favorite recipe. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~
Rebecca
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Fix it and Forget it Pork Chop Bake

30 Jul

It’s true…making homemade scalloped potatoes is not scary-in fact it is almost fool proof (trust me). This recipe was born out of my love for the potatoes but not of the strange looking dehydrated like potatoes you can buy in the box. This is a fix it a forget it meal. So versatile and you can easily add in extra ingredients and flavors to fit your likes. I will share the basic recipe and from there have fun making it your own!

Ingredients needed to get started.
First step add1-2 bouillon cube (s) to 1 3/4 C water and bring to a boil and remove from heat.
You want the bouillon cube to dissolve. Or go ahead and use equivalent already prepared stock (14 oz.)
In a large skillet  heat 1-2 Tbsp olive oil over med-high heat.
Season your chops with salt and pepper.
Add pork chops to pan and brown both sides-3-4 minutes per side.
While chops are frying prep your potatoes.
Nice and golden on both sides.
Add your sliced onions to the same pan. Let the onions cook in the drippings
Remove onions from pan.
Melt 2 Tbsp butter in hot pan.
Add the flour and whisk to make a roux.
Add in the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup( and optional cheese.and any other veggie add ins).Add the onions back in and turn heat to low.
Butter a 13×9 (or whatever works for you) casserole dish. And arrange
potatoes in an overlapping stacking pattern (yes, it is OK to arrange the potatoes in 2 layers-
it will still cook evenly and thoroughly).
Pour sauce over potatoes-no need to mix.
Lay pork chops on top of potatoes. No need to press them down.
Cover with foil and bake in a 350 oven for 65-75 minutes or for extra tender chops bake in
a 300 degree oven for 2-2 1/2 hours.
Ta-Da! Remove foil and let sit for 10 minutes to give the sauce a chance to thicken.

 

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See-easy 🙂  You can also make this ahead of time and stick it in your fridge until you are ready to cook. Just remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking to allow the pork chop bake to come to room temperature (ensures even cooking time and keeps meat from being tough).
Try adding sauteed mushrooms, different cream soups such as cream of mushroom or cream of celery, or our favorite green beans. Season with your favorite herbs and spices to give it even more flavor.  Try adding some grated cheese to the sauce-makes the dish even more decadent! This is also an easy meal to put together to bring to a sick friend or a family with a new baby.
~ Be Blessed and be a Blessing~
Rebecca
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