Easy Pork Chop Recipes
I love to cook but I hate getting stuck in a rut or running out of ideas. Take pork chops for instance. I can easily get stuck into the same old barbecued pork chops done in the crock pot. It is simple and very tasty. The pork chops come out so tender and my family loves the barbecue flavor. Okay, except for one, but she is living on her own now so it has been easy to get stuck in that rut.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I have that recipe - if you can call it that. I merely throw the pork chops into the crock pot with a half a jar of our favorite barbecue sauce! You can't get any easier than that. But, I like to have a few more recipes up my sleeve to add variety and surprise to our evening dinner.
I went on a hunt for some interesting and tasty pork chop recipes and I have come up with some that I would like to share. Hopefully, you will find them as wonderful as I did!
Simple crock pot recipe - pork chops
I have to start with my favorite. I actually came up with this one after tweaking a couple of different recipes that I had found. My whole family absolutely loves this one. In fact, my husband told me that I could make it every day. However, I don't want to get stuck in another rut. I am happy to have another popular hit though!
Not only do these pork chops taste good but they are super easy too. They are done in the crock pot which has to be my favorite way to cook. You get to put it together in the morning and let it simmer all day long. The result is such a moist and tender entrée with no fuss at the last minute.
There are just a few ingredients:
- 1 can cream of chicken soup (I have also used cream of mushroom soup)
- 3/4 t. ground black pepper
- 1 t. seasoned salt
- 1/2 t. garlic powder
- 3/4 t. dried onion flakes
- 1/8 t. thyme
- 1 T fresh parsley
- 4-6 pork chops or loins
Mix the seasonings together with the soup and pour over the pork chops in the crock pot. Cook on low for about six hours. Serve pork chops over mashed red skin potatoes and pour gravy from crock pot over top. I mash the potatoes with a little butter, milk and Parmesan cheese to taste.
Pork Chops O'Brien
In keeping with the pork chops and potato theme, this recipe is a hearty, family friendly favorite. I found this recipe in one of my church cookbooks where some of my best recipes come from. It is another fairly easy recipe that is sure to please.
The recipe is as follows:
- 6 pork chops or loins
- 1 T vegetable oil
- 1 can cream of celery or mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 t. pepper
- 1 (24 oz.) package O'Brien hash browns
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 can French fried onions
- 1/2 t. seasoned salt plus more for sprinkling
Brown chops in lightly oiled skillet. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and set aside. Combine soup, milk, sour cream, pepper and seasoned salt. Stir in potatoes, 1/2 cup of the cheese and 1/2 can of the onions.
Spoon mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Arrange chops over potatoes. Bake, covered, 40 minutes at 350 degrees, then top with remaining cheese and onions. Bake uncovered five minutes longer.
Apple Glazed Pork Chops
If it isn't a church cookbook where I am finding great recipes, then it is my trustee 4H cookbook. I love this recipe but I must say it is not a favorite with my kids. I think it is more the idea of an apple on a pork chop that gets to them, because it is delicious!
This recipe takes a little more time but I think it is worth it:
- 2 lb pork chops
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/8 t. pepper
- 1/2 t. dry mustard
- 2 T. margarine
- 2 T. flour
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1 1/2 c apple juice
- 2 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/3 c. raisins (I omitted these because I just can't get past the idea of raisins on pork chops!)
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
Coat pork chops with mixture of 1/4 cup flour, salt, pepper and mustard. Brown on both sides in margarine in skillet. Remove pork chops. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour and brown sugar. Add apple juice gradually. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Place pork chops in 2-quart casserole. Arrange apples and (raisins) over pork chops. Pour apple juice mixture over top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for one hour. Yield: 4 servings.
Wow! What A Crock Pot Find
If you don't already have a crock pot, then this might be the one for you. I love all of the features it provides. The five quart removable pot is oven, range top and freezer safe. Not only that but the base doubles as a non-stick mini griddle! If you need to take your dish with you, not to worry - the included insulated tote makes the job easy.
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