The other day I scored some pork chops in the "reduced for quick sale" meat section. The package itself was big but I had no idea how huge the chops were! (They were so big I could only squeeze 6 chops in my baking dish. The others I had to cook separately to serve another time.) For 32 cents...yes...32 CENTS...I scored 10 gigantic pork chops! It was a great deal!! I knew I had to come up with something yummy to make with them and I think I did it! With a little rice and some seasonings, we had a delicious dinner. For about 5 cents a plate, to boot! How awesome is THAT???
Smothered Pork Chops
½ stick butter
2 cups long grain rice
1 medium onion – diced
4 cups chicken broth
1 ½ tablespoons crushed rosemary
1 ½ teaspoons dried sage
1 ½ teaspoons salt
6 pork chops
Lightly grease a large casserole dish.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add rice and onion and cook about five minutes until rice is browned and onion is tender. Stir occasionally.
In a medium saucepan, combine broth, rosemary, sage and salt. Bring to a boil then stir in rice mixture. Cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sprinkle pork chops with seasoning salt. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add a little olive oil. Cook chops for 2 minutes on each side until browned. Place chops in prepared baking dish and spoon rice mixture over chops. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.