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Easy Pork Recipes: Oven Baked Pork Chops and Pork Burritos

Updated on October 14, 2017
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Oven Baked Seasoned Pork Chops

fully cooked pork chops
fully cooked pork chops | Source
pork chops, halfway through the cooking process
pork chops, halfway through the cooking process

Easy Pork Recipes : Oven Baked Pork Chops and Pork Burritos

Easy Pork Recipes : Oven Baked Pork Chops and Pork Burritos

Oven baked pork chop and pork burrito recipes will be discussed in this hub. There are various pork recipes available. Some involve frying the pork or involve the use of rich sauces. Some various ways of preparing pork dishes can be quite time consuming but the following pork recipes are quite easy. Oven baked pork chops and pork burritos, utilizing some of the same pork chops are very easy to prepare. If you partake of pork in moderation, you will find that it is a very tasty meat. I do however know many people that will not eat pork and I, myself have gone very long periods of time without eating pork and instead showing preference to chicken and beef for my meat dishes.

Perhaps my favorite way to consume pork is by eating bacon but that is another story. Just as I know some people that will not eat pork, I also know some people that are practically addicted to eating bacon. There is something about bacon that has people say oh, yummy!

Oven Baked Pork Chops

Oven Baked Pork Chops

Raw pork chops can purchased at a very fair price at supermarkets such as Aldi supermarket. Sometimes, pork seems to be sold at quite a low price. Several times, at Aldi supermarket, I purchased packages of raw pork chops with generous sized portions for $4.99 or less.

To prepare the oven baked pork chop recipe, you will need to remove from the packaging, the raw pork chops that you purchase. Place the pork chop in a bowl, wash the pork chops well and drain. Pat the pork chops dry with clean paper towels and then throw the used paper towels in the trash can. Wash and dry your hands. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and select spices that you will add to the pork chops. Examples of good spices to use for your oven baked pork chops will include paprika, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper (both black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes used sparingly. After you have sprinkled a selection of spices on the meat generously, amounting to about a teaspoon of each spice, then you should set the meat aside and line a 13 x 9 baking pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking oil of your choice and arrange the seasoned pork chops in the baking pan. Add the baking pan with the raw pork to the oven that is heating up and allow the pork chops to bake for one hour.

Pork Burritos made from pork chops

You will really enjoy these pork chops and pork, especially pork that is thinly cut generally cooks up relatively quickly. You will probably want to present and indulge in some of the pork chops whole, as they are but if you have left over pork chops for another day or you want a bit of variation in the presentation, then you can also cut some of the pork chops into little pieces, away from the bone and use those pork pieces to prepare pork burritos.

Pork Burritos

Often in my recipe hubs, I talk about flavors that are very complementary. It is great when you find that two or more ingredients go together really well. You will remember the discovery and make a note of it and pair the complementary ingredients together again and again. I notice that pork and avocado taste great together. Generally, I really enjoy fresh avocados and I like to eat avocados in several different types of burritos including beef burritos and chicken burritos. Indeed, lately avocados have become one of my very favorite ingredients to add to burritos. Fresh diced tomatoes are another wonderful ingredient to add. The key ingredients that I use in the pork burritos are the cooked and sliced pork, cooked white jasmine rice, diced tomatoes, pieces of avocado, and melted sharp cheddar cheese. While not included in this example that includes photo, shredded lettuce can also be a great topping for the burrito and quite a filler for stuffing the burrito and making it more filling and satisfying. I slather a fresh fajita wrap with Hellman’s mayonnaise which is my favorite mayonnaise to use and I top the open fajita wrap with all of the delicious ingredients, not really in the center of the wrap, but more towards one end of it. This allows me to roll it well into a burrito shape. Before rolling the pork burrito, you might want to dash a little ketchup on it if you would like to. Especially if you are one of those people that likes to have ketchup on everything, it can only add to the delicious flavors of the pork burrito. According to palate, some individuals might want to add a little hot sauce to the burrito as well but remember that the pork will already be a little spicy if you used the red pepper flakes. Hot sauce will add an extra kick to the pork burrito. When the pork burrito has been rolled and cut in two for easy eating, I would recommend wrapping any extra burritos or left over burrito pieces in foil and refrigerating them for later consumption. On occasion, I will prepare a bunch of burritos at once, Individually wrapping them in foil and keeping them on a tray in the refrigerator for individuals to grab one when they want one.

If you do not eat your burritos right away, while they are hot. If you keep them wrapped in foil and reheat them at your convenience, then there are certain ingredients that you will not want to heat such as the avocado, tomato, and shredded lettuce if you used shredded lettuce. Those ingredients can be taken out of your burrito wrap and set aside on a saucer to be added after you reheat the burrito briefly, either in the oven or the microwave. If microwaving, remember the importance of removing all foil first as foil is not microwavable.

Pork, beef or chicken burritos are just a great dish that can be prepared at home. When it comes to considering what accompanying ingredients you might want to fill your burritos with in addition to the meat base, you might sometimes be inspired by the accompaniments that you remember having in a restaurant. One example of another burrito topping that I have enjoyed in a restaurant but did not include here is black beans. Black beans or another type of beans such as refried beans are beans that you might want to include in your burrito. Toppings might vary depending on when you are preparing your burritos and what ingredients you might have on hand or purchased especially for the burritos. We don’t always go to the grocery store with a list but when you are planning to prepare burritos, a grocery shopping list can be a good idea to make sure that you do not forget to pick up any of your favorite ingredients including sauces that you might like such as red salsa or green salsa verde. I have on occasion had a pork burrito with a condensed milk sauce and that was delicious. Enjoy your pork burritos!

Pork Burrito

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      peachy 8 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

      you sure are good at making pork chops and the burritos, can I use lean pork instead?