Saturday, February 18, 2012

Darren's Mom's Pork Chops and Veggies

One of Darren's favorite dishes is the way his Mom makes pork chops and it also is a way for him to get his veggies in.  

I called his mom and asked her for the recipe and tried it out and it came out super good!  It is easy and also a clean food recipe!  BONUS!  I hope you enjoy it too!

Darren's Mom's Pork Chops and Veggies

4 center cut boneless pork chops
1 cup fresh cut broccoli florets
4 red potatoes – quartered
1 medium onion - quartered
1cup baby carrots
4 slices center cut bacon
1 cup fresh cut green beans
½ cup sliced portobella mushrooms
(you can really use any veggie you have in the fridge but I highly suggest you avoid squash and zucchini - I found out the hard way they get mushy.)

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In a dutch oven that has a lid – I use my enamel covered cast iron dutch oven for this one, Darren's mom uses one of those electric counter top ones with the glass lid.

Place the bacon in one layer in the bottom of the dutch oven.  Season the pork chops with salt & peper on both sides  and then place in the pot.  Then place the onion around the meat and then all the veggies in the layers you want.  Then salt and paper to taste the top of the veggies.  Cover and bake in the oven for 45mins or until the veggies are tender but not mushy. Serve!

The reason I love this recipe is because it is all done in one pot - so clean up is easy!

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