Glorified Pork Chop Casserole
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Glorified Pork Chop Casserole

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A hearty meal the whole family will love, this savory pork chop and rice bake is loaded with tons of great flavor and will fill you up even on your hungriest of days. When you're tired of eating beef and chicken for dinner, this Glorified Pork Chop Casserole is sure to make you smile. With onion, carrot, garlic, long grain rice and a brown gravy sauce in the mix, this is one of those pork chop casserole recipes that's anything but ordinary. A great weeknight dinner that's simple to prepare, this easy pork chop bake is a must-make for any hungry household.

Cooking Time1 hr

Cooking MethodOven, Casserole

Difficulty Level

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small white or yellow onion, diced (1/2-3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown gravy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 to 8 boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute diced onion, carrot and garlic in butter until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Add dried thyme and stir together.

  3. Add rice and stir occasionally, browning rice for several minutes.

  4. Transfer rice mixture to a 13x9 baking pan.

  5. Add the brown gravy sauce to the chicken broth and stir or whisk to combine.

  6. Pour broth mixture over the rice in the pan and stir gently.

  7. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Combine Kosher salt, pepper and garlic powder. Use mixture to season one side of the pork chops and place seasoned side down in the pan. Season the other side as the chops brown. You just want to brown them, not cook them all the way through. Your chops will finish cooking in the oven.

  9. Turn chops over to brown on the other side.

  10. Transfer browned chops to the 13x9 pan, placing them carefully on top of the rice and broth mixture. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.

  11. Bake undisturbed in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes.

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This was a great meal. I have to say that this was easy to make. I did use chicken gravy instead of brown gravy, as that is what I had on hand. It still turned out great. We will definitely have this again. Everyone pretty much enjoyed this. My husband wasn't happy about the rice, but then he never enjoys it when we have rice. Next time I will make mashed potatoes on the side.

The Glorified Pork Chip Casserole sounds really good. It looks as though it is a short prep time and bake time. The ingredients sound really appetizing. I am looking forward to trying this recipe in the very near future. This would be a great recipe to serve company. Prepare and put in the oven, able to spend time with guests.

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