EASY PORK CHOP BAKE
This recipe is quick and
easy to prepare, as well as very tasty.
I developed the recipes several years ago when I was a spokesperson/home
economist for the meat industry.
tablespoons butter or margarine or extra virgin olive oil, divided (see
pork chops, bone-in or boneless, each cut ½ to 1-inch thick
or seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper or seasoned pepper to taste
to 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms or 1 (4.5-ounce) jar/can (net wt.) sliced
cup chopped green or sweet red pepper, or a combination
cup chopped peeled onion
cups cut fresh green beans, partially cooked and drained, or 1 (9-ounce) package cut or French-style
frozen green beans, thawed and drained, (do not partially cook thawed frozen
(10 ¾-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup or reduced-fat cream of mushroom
tablespoons milk or reduced-fat or skim milk
tablespoon finely snipped fresh basil leaves (no stems) or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or to taste
to 4 drops hot pepper sauce or several grains cayenne pepper or to taste
(3-ounce) can or package crisp oriental-style noodles
1 tablespoon butter or margarine (or heat oil) in a large heavy skillet over
moderate heat (see note); add pork chops and brown well on both sides. Season shops with salt and pepper and then
arrange chops, draining drippings back into skillet, in a 13 x 9 x 2inch baking
dish or 2-quart casserole.
1 tablespoon butter (or margarine or oil) to skillet, if desired. Sauté mushrooms, green and/or sweet red
pepper, and onion in hot pan drippings just until vegetables are crisp
tender; do not overcook.
green beans and then mushroom mixture over chops. In a small bowl, combine soup, milk, basil,
Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce or cayenne pepper, blending well;
evenly spoon soup mixture over mushroom mixture. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (350
degrees F.) for 30 minutes; evenly sprinkle oriental-style noodles over
casserole; continue baking about 10 minutes until casserole is bubbly hot and
noodles lightly browned and crisp.
Note: May omit butter or
margarine or oil, if desired; liberally coat skillet with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray or
butter-flavored non-caloric vegetable cooking spray.