Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pork Chop Casserole


Earlier this summer I put out a request on facebook for good recipes using apples since our apple tree was full and ready to harvest. My bloggy friend Pat at Mille Fiori Favoriti suggested a family favorite and I tried it  and it was very good. Thank you Pat for letting me share it with our readers.

Pork Chop Casserole

4-6 bone in loin Pork Chops
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Cups thinly sliced onion
2 cups rice
4 cups chicken broth
4-5 peeled, cored and chopped apples
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large pan heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter and saute the pork chops on both sides until nicely browned.
Set the sauteed chops aside.
In the same saucepan saute the rice and onions until the rice is golden and onions are soft.
Add the chicken broth and the apples and 1 tablespoon cinnamon and heat till almost boiling.
Transfer this mixture to prepared large casserole dish.
Place the pork chops on top of the rice mixture.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Melt the 2 tablespoons butter and add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the melted butter.
Uncover the casserole and brush the pork chops with the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon mixture.
Cook for 20 minutes longer or until rice is cooked to tender.

 This will serve at least 5 people and more if you split some of the pork chops.
If you are only serving 4 people use 4 chops and cut down the rice to 1 cup rice and 2 cups broth and 2 cups apples. Or you could add 1-1/2 cups rice and 3 cups broth with 3 cups apples. 



10 comments:

  1. sounds like a great fall recipe Ellen. after baking for 30 mins. & then brushing with the butter mixture do we recover, or leave the casserole uncovered to continue baking? Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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    1. I kept it uncovered but I think you could do it either way. I wanted some more of the liquid to cook off...
      Thanks for the question!

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  2. This has been a family favorite for many years, Ellen. We all like it and it is perfect for autumn when apples are plentiful. Add a salad and it is a complete meal.

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    1. Thank you Pat for letting me share it!

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful recipe. I love apples with pork meat and the cinnamon would add a wonderful layer of flavour as well.

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  4. Are you using pre cooked rice or instant rice? Sounds like a crowd pleaser.

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    1. RosieJo, uncooked rice NOT instant or pre-cooked.

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  5. It sounded delicious, but unfortunately didn't turn out as well as I hoped - it felt like the flavours hadn't properly blended when we were eating. But, when I had the leftover rice for lunch today, it was fabulous - much better than last night.

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    1. Rob, Sorry it fell short for you last night..

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