Baked Pork Chops with Sauteed Mushrooms

Picture adapted from RayCaty

Sorry I am never the one taking the pictures. I am the worst photographer ever!! I tried to take a picture of my puppy, it was soooo blurry!! Looked terrible!!! So I get others to take them for me!!

You see here is my problem, I have these good recipes, I make them and I can’t stop. Think about what is going on here, Sweet, juicy pork chops that are baked in the oven!! Serve with some mashed potatoes and gravy, best pork chop dinner you will ever have!! My mouth is freaking watering just talking about it. I have always been more of a beef fan then a pork fan. But after making this, I am finally taking my turn.  Pork has more of a juicy flavor and meaty texture. There is more fat on pork but it has a great flavor.

You know what is one of the best parts about this? The smell after you take it out of the oven. The meat is just cooking in its own fat and it smells so good!! If they made an air refresher for that smell, it would be the top seller 2013!!

This recipe goes the extra step! You dip it in this rub that has few seasonings but is great!! Then you fry  it!! Then bake it!!! You get a crunchy outside and a tender inside Like seriously!! You don’t get that recipe  every day!!

So, the number one used condensed soup used on pork chops is cream of mushroom. I thought it would be good if I sautéed some mushrooms and put them on top. You don’t believe how good it was!! That simple thing made a huge difference!!  I hate mushrooms. They taste terrible, in my opinion. But since I was only cooking for my family I decided to make them. I don’t know why, but they tasted delicious. I couldn’t believe it. I also served it with mashed potatoes. The juicy pork, and creamy potatoes, and mushrooms. God its good.

Yum. Mashed potatoes. I can eat them every day for the rest of my life if I had the option. If you make them how I make them, extra seasonings, milk, and butter. They are amazing!!With steak they are good. With pork chops, they are great. Alone, better than ice cream!! I know I am writing this whole thing on mashed potatoes when everybody has already eaten them, but I get carried away.

Ingredients-

  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups, Panko Japennese bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can condenced cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pack wild mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Season chops with onion powder,salt,pepper, garlic powder, and dried parsley
  3. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, dip chops in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs
  4. Heat the oil in a medium skillet to medium-high heat and fry 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned
  5. Cook in preheated oven, for 1 hour, 30 minutes after being in oven, put on the mushroom soup
  6. Meanwhile, Saute mushrooms in olive oil,mushrooms, salt and pepper, over medium heat until tender, about 7 minutes
  7. Serve mushroom over pork.
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Three Meat Sliders

Lets start by saying, this is amazing!! I love it!!! I got the idea from meatloaf. My mom makes this amazing meatloaf that has ground pork,bee, and veal in it. I decided, what if I did that in a slider. If was amazing! Those three meats go amazing beyond amazing together. You will be surprised!  Its so moist and juicy!! So I like to serve it on the bun, but then put it on a plate with a bunch of condiments are the side. This way my guest can put on what ever they want. I will give you a list of some good things to put on

  • Sauteed Onions
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Fresh Basil
  • Provolone cheese
  • lettuce
  • Tomato

Those are just my personal favorites. I always Leave out some sauces to but personaly, I don’t let BBQ sauce on this! Bread Wise, simple answer.Mini Potato rolls. You can buy them in a pack of 24 and they are the most common used buns for burgers. They aren’t sweet just buttery so the flavor won’t affect the meat. It is delicious! Every body loves a good burger they say, but everybody loves a great burger even more!! So make this!!

This is great for a party appetizer, a super bowl, or dinner. Make sure they are served no later then 10 minutes after burger gets off the grill. If you wait longer they will dry out and will lose all the flavor. Then they will taste terrible!! I will tell you, if you have eaten a dried out and flavorless burger, its not fun!

Okay, well lets get grilling. By the way that is a really fun game!! It is a shockwave game and there are 100 levels and 20 bonus levels. You grill and cook and serve a ton of food!! Its is hard, really hard on top levels but a ton of fun!! There are other games from the same company that is the same idea but you don’t grill. Lets get cooking, lets get baking, lets get drinking! Fun,Fun,Fun.

Okay, now we are really gonna get grilling!!

Ingredients-

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Ground Veal
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 16 mini slider rolls
  • Any toppings you want to put on

Directions-

  1. In a large bowl combine beef,veal, and pork
  2. Using your hands, blend the two meats together and form into one large ball.
  3. Press into 3 inch patties
  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, pan fry 4 or 5 sliders at a time.
  5. Cook in till desired doneness
  6. Slice the buns and top the sliders with your favorite condiments.!

 

 

BBQ Pulled Pork

Lets get messy! You bite in to this big, fat, mouthwatering sandwich and the BBQ sauce runs down your face and its all yummy and amazing! OMG I just had one of those moments when I was thinking of the sandwich and I zoned out! Okay, I’m back! So how is everybody? There has been some lousy weather with a bunch of storms and lots and lots of rain! I don’t like it! Besides that I’m doing great! Well, its summer and me and my family love having picnics in the park! We love eating outside and just being a family! Well this is the perfect thing! I looked at my past recipes and combinded them all! Some simple seasoning, delicious sauce, some garlic and onion, I made something great! Lets make something clear, this is notr a ordinary sandwich. I’m not just putting BBQ sauce on pork. I’m putting in some other stuff to make it great!Put this on a moist bun with a side of  slaw or potato salad(or both)!!! I love putting it on Kings Hawiian rolls! They are sweet and my absolute favorite!!!!!By the way, did I mention this is super easy?! Season it, and put it in the night before you eat it. Turn the slow cooker on in the morning, you got yourself a nice dinner! Thank the lord for slow cookers! I don’t know who invented them but they were smart!!!!! Makes my life easier and tastier!!  I can go to work and cook dinner at the same time! How awesome is that? Awesome right???!!!!!!! I went to this BBQ steak house one time, and I got a BBq pulled pork sandwich, it was really good! That just made me motivated to make mine better and by adding a few extra things other then sauce and pork, I made it much better! Now, I truely have a sandwich to brag about! Do y’all want to know the real secret of my success? Sure you do, I use 2 different bottles of sauce. I use one smokey one sweet. You can do a spicy one or any other kind you may like instead! This way, you can balance out the flavors and really make it good! There are many different out of the ordinary things about this but it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I love it so much, I might love it more then eating ice cream for dinner! That was just a random idea, I’m just trying to express how much I love this! Its so good! You are probably getting annoyed because I keep telling you that it is sooooooooo good. So, make it for yourself and you will get my point!

Ingredients-

  •  2 1/2 pounds of boneless pork roast
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chopped minced garlic
  • 2 cans of BBQ sauce, one sweet, one smokey(you can subsitute a spicy one if wanted0

Directions-

  1. Season the Pork with the salt and pepper
  2. Put the pork,onion, and garlic in the slow cooker, set on low heat
  3. Cook 6-8 hours
  4. Put pork on cutting board and cut into shreads(through away liquid)
  5. Put pork and both sauces back in the slow cooker and cook 1-3 hours
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Apple, Cranberry stuffed Porkchops with Walnut Crumble

English: pork chops

English: pork chops (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I mostly eat beef, veal, chicken, and fish. I love pork but I don’t eat it that often. Don’t ask me why cause I don’t know, I just don’t. I decided to add a walnut topping. So I crunched some walnuts added salt and pepper and roasted them, put them on top and BAM! I decided to do walnuts because a few weeks before I made this, I went out to eat and got a Spinach apple, walnut salad. I really liked it (not as much as ceaser).  The walnuts gave a crunch texture which was awesome. This whole dish is awesome! If somebody asked me what my favorite part of this dish was I would say the fact that it is stuffed. Your mouth dose not expect it and you are eating that nice meaty juice flavorful pork chop then you get the juicy flavorful filling and the crunchy walnut topping. Oh yeh did I mention the glaze? So y’all know how if you cook meat a lot of the juices kind of come off. That is why if you cook it to long then it is dry. Well the juices that come out of the apple and pork are made into a sauce! I know I know, no autographs, hold the applause, brilliant if me!!!!!!  So you have so many easy elements that are super easy but super flavorful. There is no I in team and all these things work as a team! FLOWER POWER!!! I know its random but it came to my mind! So y’all know how Worst cooks in America comes on tonight! Well All the past seasons were on and I was watching it last night. One episode Bobby and Anne made pork chops. They didn’t tell them what anything was or was made out of, no recipe. They just gave them a dish and told them to replicate it. That is why I thought of putting up a pork chop recipe. Those looked like complicated pork chops. These are nice and simple.So I have been reading my e-mails and request, people have been asking for me to give an idea for a side. I love to serve this with steamed green beans with butter,salt, and pepper. But my favorite thing to serve with these are mashed potatoes. There is nothing better then mashed potatoes and a sauce or gravy. I can eat it every day 3 times a day. If the potatoes are seasoned right then I can eat a whole 5 pounds. Once my dad made 5 pounds of mashed potatoes. He seasoned it great and put butter and cream in it and it was so good. I ate probably 3 pounds of it!  They were good potatoes! With some gravy to give it more flavor it is to infinity and beyond!! I am watching toy story with some family friends kids and Buzz Lightyear just said that. Pork has a salty flavor so the sweet filling and the smoke of the walnuts. I’m loving it!!! This dish just has so many good elements to it! OMG guess what!!!!!!! My Dad always told me, “the best pork chops are the ones stuffed with apples”. I will tell you, he is right! Not to change the subject but has anybody ever seen the parent trap? The older virsion made in 1961? I’m watching it right now, they are cooking trout at the camp. I don’t know why I brought that up but I”m watching it and I will tell you, its really funny! This move never gets old!!Anyway,

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Look at those apples!!!!! Filled with beauty! They are so nice, fresh from the farm! I have like 2o apples! I’m trying to make a bunch of apple dishes!!!!!!!!

Prep- 50 minutes

Cook- 45 minutes

Ready in-1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients- 

2 tablespoons butter

1/8 yellow onion, minced

1 Granny Smith apple – diced,peeled,corred,and washed

2 stalks celery, chopped finely

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 tsp salt

5  boneless pork chops  

1 cup apple juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Salt and pepper

1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter,

1 1/2 cups walnuts, smashed and crumbled

Directions- 

Preheat oven to 350 . 

In a dutch oven Melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until the onions are very soft and begin to brown. Remove from heat. Stir in apple, celery, and dried cranberries. Season with salt.Lay each chop flat on cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, leaving three sides intact. Stuff each pork chop with apple/cranberry mixture.Melt remaining butter in the Dutch oven over medium heat. Pan-fry chops in butter for two minutes on each side. Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.Transfer chops from pan to a plate, and cover with tin  foil. Place the Dutch oven back on the stovetop over medium heat. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together apple juice, cornstarch, and brown sugar; pour into Dutch oven. Reduce liquid volume by half, stirring frequently. Season to taste with black pepper. Serve this apple glaze over pork chops.

In a small saute pan over medium heat melt the 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Cook walnuts until crunchy and golden brown, season with salt and pepper

Rub over each pork chop

Serve with sauce and enjoy!!!!!!!