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Friday, 10 February 2017

One Pan Pork Chop Dinner



I confess I am a great fan of one pan meals.  This Pork Chop Dinner is a one pan meal that I have had written down in a notebook of mine for a very long time, and I confess that today I made it with thick slices of the leftover pork from the other day and halved the recipe for just the two of us.  Its nice to know you can do that I think!  It was delicious!



If you want to make it really simple you can use frozen cabbage and beans.  I did today and it worked beautifully.  You could also use white potatoes instead of the sweet potatoes.


I have done it with both and both ways are equally as tasty.  The white potatoes are not as colourful as the sweet, but it all depends on what you have in the house.


The vegetables are layered in the dish . . .  some brown sugar and parsley being added to the cabbage . . . and then the potatoes and then the beans . . . I like to season each layer lightly with some salt and black pepper.


The pork gets laid on top (brown lightly if you are using fresh chops, don't bother if you are using leftover roast) and then sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning.   A bit of apple juice  . . . 


Covered with foil and baked until everything is tender and cooked through and the flavours have melded beautifully . . . 


Uncover and sprinkle with some buttered bread crumbs and return to the oven just to brown them, and dinner is ready!  You could not ask for anything simpler to make or tastier to eat.  I served some of the leftover applesauce with it and it was fabulous!


*Autumn Pork Chop Dinner*
Serves 4
 
A delicious meal in one that the whole family will love. 

1 TBS vegetable oil
4 boneless pork loin chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 medium cabbage shredded (4 cups)
4 TBS soft light brown sugar
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
300g of sliced green beans (2 cups)
Salt and peer to taste
2 tsp lemon pepper
300ml apple juice (1 1/2 cups)
60g seasoned bread crumbs (1/2 cup)
2 TBS butter, melted   
 

 


Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.  Butter a baking dish large enough to hold your ingredients.  I suggest a 9 by 13. 
Toss the cabbage together with the brown sugar and parsley.  Spread out in the baking dish.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.  Layer the sweet potatoes over top of the cabbage, seasoning lightly.  Finally top with the green beans.   Heat the oil in a skillet and lightly brown the chops on both sides.   Lay the browned chops on top of the vegetables.  Sprinkle the lemon pepper seasoning over all.   Pour over the apple juice.  Cover tightly with foil.
Bake in the preheated oven for  45 to 50 minutes until tender.   Uncover.   Mix together the bread crumbs and melted butter.  Sprinkle over all.  Return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes until golden brown.  Serve hot.




This was really, really good.   I hope you'll try it and agree with me.  I think you just might!  Bon Appetit!

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