Now summer is over, grilling outdoors begins to wane as the temperature changes. I began to look for a new recipe for pork chops. Having many cookbooks, I decided I would try a recipe that I have not tried from The New Your Times Menu Cook Book by Craig Claiborne, 1966. The recipe for Country Pork Chops became my Baked Pork Chops.
Baked Pork Chops
I really did not adapt it so much. A pork seasoning dry rub was used to marinate the pork chops before browning. I used Dijon mustard in place of prepared mustard and beef bouillon in place of the beef stock. My other changes were using a thinner pork chop, not the 1 inch thick and only 2 instead of 6 and preparing a smaller amount of the sauce. The sauce recipe would be enough for 6 chops. Actually thought the sauce would be good over other meats and less expensive cuts such as pork or steak cutlets.
Once again using my old reliable cast iron skillet for the browning and making the sauce..
- 4 center cut pork chops
- 1 teaspoon pork seasoning dry rub or salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup carrots, finely diced
- ¼ cup celery, finely diced
- ½ cup onion, finely diced
- ½ cup beef bouillon or stock
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Trim excess fat off pork chops.
- Heat the olive oil in large skillet.
- Season pork chops on both sides with pork seasoning dry rub or salt and pepper.
- Brown on both sides about 10-15 minutes.
- Put the carrots, celery and onions in a shallow two quart casserole.
- Arrange the browned pork chops on top.
- Pour out any excess fat from the skillet.
- Add the bouillon or stock, tomato sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce to skillet.
- Whisk together to blend.
- Pour mixture over the pork chops; cover.
- Bake for 50 minutes.
- Remove cover and bake 15 minutes longer.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Baked Pork Chop Dinner
Here is a suggestion for your dinner of Baked Pork Chops: baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, country prepared green beans from the pressure cooker seasoned with onion and Ciabatta Bread.
Summer Time Cole Slaw and American Apple Pie would round out this country Baked Pork Chop Dinner.
Some other Pork Chop recipes you might like to try:
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