Thursday, February 3, 2011

One pot pork chops

I'm always looking for easy clean up in the kitchen. One pot meals make cooking so very easy. Dump everything in pot, put on the lid, and go to town! Well, sometimes it's not that easy, but pretty close. I got a One Pot cookbook that has plenty of recipes for delicious one pot meals. These pork chops turned out well, although next time, I'll let them braise a little longer to soften the meat a bit more.

One Pot Pork Chops (from One Pot cookbook)
1 tbs corn oil
4 pork chops, trimmed of visible fat
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
11 oz. corn (either in the can with the juices, or frozen)
1/4 chicken stock (only if using frozen corn)
1 tbs chopped parsley
salt and pepper

1. Heat oil in a large flameproof casserole. (I used a dutch oven.) Add the pork chops in batches and cook over medium-high head for 5 minutes, or until browned. Transfer the chops to a plate with a slotted spoon.

Get them good and browned, like this!

2. Add the onion to the casserole and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and bell peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in the corn kernels and their juices (if using canned corn) and chicken stock (if using frozen corn). Add parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Brown and yummy!

3. Return the chops to the casserole, spooning the vegetable mixture over them.

Nestle them down in there...

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Serve immediately.

I served mine with a salad and a sort of bean ragu I made with cannelini beans, onions, red bell pepper, a little half and half and bacon. YUM!

1 comment:

  1. Ive made something similar to this, but I just couldn't ever get passed the fact that I was cooking Pork chops in a crock pot. Although, it looks like you actually cooked the meat a bit in your fancy dutch oven (I need one) first and then put it all together. SO, I may give this one a try!Plus, I love me some bell peppers...mmmmmmm