Pork Chops with Dirty Rice
What could be easier than Pork Chops with Dirty Rice. This recipe is not only easy it’s fast and very affordable. It has been a family favorite for many years. When making this recipe, I like to use thick cut pork chops. I have a tendency to over cook thin cut pork chops, which isn’t really that hard to do. That’s why I prefer the thicker cut pork chops, after all no one wants to eat a dried out, tough as nails, pork chop!
I’ve been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. At my age, when there are days I can barely remember where I put my car keys, remembering a recipe is a good thing. I’ve been making this recipe for many years, I don’t even need a recipe anymore and that can only mean one thing, it must be a darn good recipe! Serve Pork Chops and Dirty Rice, with a small tossed green salad or steamed vegetables of your choice.
- 6 thick cut pork chops
- 2 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup
chopped green pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 pound
mushrooms, coarsely chopped
- 3 beef bouillon cubes, crushed
- 4 cups
cooked long grain rice
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 pound ground pork, cooked and drained
- 1/2 cup water
- Heat oven to 350º
- Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.
- In a small skillet, brown ground pork until no longer pink inside. Drain and set aside.
- Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add pork chops, fry for about 5 to 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano, set aside.
- In same skillet, saute celery, onion, green pepper, garlic, mushrooms and crushed bouillon cubes, simmer for about 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, stir together rice, cream of mushroom soup, ground pork and celery mixture, stir well. Set aside. In same skillet, add a 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil, stirring constantly to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan, boil 1 to 2 minutes.
- Spray 2 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon rice mixture into prepared baking dish. Place pork chops on top of rice mixture, pour water mixture over pork chops.
- Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve.