Sunday, May 16, 2010

Homespun Pork Chops Simmer Up Tender In Soup



(c) Carrie Boyko
Braised Pork Chops Cooked Up Interest
At the end of a family dinner a while back, my son announced that his guest had just enjoyed her first pork chop. I was delighted to have provided her initiation experience with this down-home dinner choice. I had served a pork chop dinner that I make regularly, served with mashed potatoes, cinnamon apples and salad. Nothing Earth-shattering, but it was tasty, nutritious and filling.


I mentioned this pork chop dish back in March, in a completely different framework--and without a recipe. Much to my surprise, I received emails from two readers asking for it!


The only thing unique about this particular dinner was the not terribly noticable absence of gluten. I sure didn't miss it, but our guest was pleased to be able to eat everything on the table. That was my goal.


Braised Pork Chops (The Other White Meat!)
  1. Spray a frying pan with organic cooking spray and turn on the heat to medium.
  2. When heated, add all natural pork chops and brown on both sides.
  3. When browned, add 1 can (for every 3-4 pork chops) of organic chicken and rice soup, pouring the rice and veggies on top of the chops. I chose a gluten-free brand of soup especially for our guest.
  4. Lower the heat to medium low and cover.
  5. Simmer for an additional 10-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops.
  6. The remaining soup makes a nice, light gravy for the mashed potatoes, if desired.
  7. Serve with the rice and veggies on top of the chops.
If I peaked your curiosity with the mention of cinnamon apples, you can find that recipe at this link. Hope you enjoy your healthy, organic dinner.


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Organic Banana Bread and Muffins
Let's Get Cooking: Organic Recipe Sites Galore

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