I confess I am a great fan of one pan meals. This Pork Chop Dinner is a one pan meal that I have had written down in a notebook of mine for a very long time, and I confess that today I made it with thick slices of the leftover pork from the other day and halved the recipe for just the two of us. Its nice to know you can do that I think! It was delicious!
If you want to make it really simple you can use frozen cabbage and beans. I did today and it worked beautifully. You could also use white potatoes instead of the sweet potatoes.
I have done it with both and both ways are equally as tasty. The white potatoes are not as colourful as the sweet, but it all depends on what you have in the house.
The vegetables are layered in the dish . . . some brown sugar and parsley being added to the cabbage . . . and then the potatoes and then the beans . . . I like to season each layer lightly with some salt and black pepper.
The pork gets laid on top (brown lightly if you are using fresh chops, don't bother if you are using leftover roast) and then sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning. A bit of apple juice . . .
Covered with foil and baked until everything is tender and cooked through and the flavours have melded beautifully . . .
Uncover and sprinkle with some buttered bread crumbs and return to the oven just to brown them, and dinner is ready! You could not ask for anything simpler to make or tastier to eat. I served some of the leftover applesauce with it and it was fabulous!
*Autumn Pork Chop Dinner*Serves 4
Salt and peer to taste2 tsp lemon pepper