pork meal ideas

Does your family love it when you serve them pork chops? Yes, pork chops are definitely a family favorite at my household.

But, I don’t mind since pork chops are one of the most versatile choices of meat. They can be combined with such a large variety of other ingredients to produce a fabulous dish.

And, most of all, when pork chops are marinated properly and cooked with the right seasonings they are so out of this world.

Would you like to make every one’s mouth water at the dinner table tonight? Give these 5 easy pork casserole meal ideas a try!

pork casserole meal ideas

pork casserole meal ideas

Well, You Are About to Discover How to Make It Happen With These 5 Easy Pork Casserole Meal Ideas!

Pork Chops, Shredded Cabbage & Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • Head cabbage – 1 small
  • Potatoes – 4
  • Water – 1/2 can (10.75 oz.)
  • Onion -1 small
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup – 1 can (10.75oz.)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pork chops – 4

Cooking Directions:

1: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly grease a 9-in. x 13-in casserole dish.

2: Shred cabbage, peel and slice potatoes, and dice onion.

3: Place layer of sliced potatoes in a casserole dish, then a layer of shredded cabbage, repeat layers.

4: Add the water, diced onions, cream of chicken soup and salt to taste to a pot and let simmer. Pour mixture over the potatoes and cabbage.

 5: Place the pork chops in a skillet with a small amount of oil. Brown the pork chops and place on top of mixture in dish.

6: Put uncovered casserole dish in oven. Bake approximately 1 1/2 hours or until pork
chops are tender.

Apple Raisin Pork Chop Casserole

Ingredients:

  • Pork chops – 4
  • Raisins – 1/2 c.
  • Cooking apple – 1 lg.
  • Water – 1/3 c.
  • Condensed oxtail soup – 1 can (10.75 oz.)

Cooking Directions:

1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2: Butter a 9-in x 13-in baking dish.

3: Trim pork chops well.

4: Peel, core and chop apple.

5: Place pork chops into buttered baking dish.

6: Add raisins and chopped apples, and mix well.

Pork, Tomatoes and Black Beans

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil – 3 Tbsp.
  • Pork loin chops – 1 1/2 lb. (boneless)
  • Diced tomatoes – 1 can (14.5 oz.)
  • Chunky salsa – 3 Tbsp.
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup – 1 can (10.5 oz.)
  • Diced green chile peppers – 2 cans (4 oz.)
  • Black beans – 1 can (15 oz.)
  • Instant brown rice – 1 1/2 c.(uncooked)
  • Water – 1/4 c.
  • Ground cumin – 2 Tbsp.
  • Shredded Colby cheese – 1 c.

Cooking Directions:

1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2: Cut pork loin chops into bite-size pieces.

3: Rinse and drain can of black beans.

4: Pour vegetable oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.

5: Next, add bite-size pork chop pieces, saute until browned, then drain off grease.

6: Add diced tomatoes, chunky salsa, cream of chickens soup, diced green chile
pepper, black beans, uncooked brown rice and water.

7: Season mixture with ground cumin, stir until blended well, then bring mixture to a boil.

8: Let simmer over medium heat for approximately15 minutes or until the rice is tender.

9: Transfer prepared pork mixture to a 9 x 13 – inch baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded
Colby cheese over the top.

10: Place dish in preheated oven and bake approximately 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is
melted.

Bonus Tip About Brining Meat

Brining is often thought of in relation to cooking an entire turkey. But, the good news is,  you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to use brining in your cooking!

Exactly, what is brining?

Brining is just like a marinade! You simply soak the meat (anywhere from 2 to 24 hours) previous to cooking. A brine is commonly salt water and many times has other flavors and spices introduced.

Brining helps to make the meat juicier, and tastier. Most of the time it is used for pork, turkey, and fowl. Brining is well worth the extra effort it takes.

I researched & found this information about brining on Wiki:…

“In food processing, brining is treating food with brine or coarse salt which preserves and seasons the food while enhancing tenderness and flavor with additions such as herbs, spices, sugar, caramel and/or vinegar.

Meat and fish are typically brined for less than twenty-four hours while vegetables, cheeses and fruit are brined in a much longer process known as pickling.

Brining is similar to marination, except that a marinade usually includes a significant amount of acid, such as vinegar or citrus juice.

Brining is also similar to curing, which usually involves significantly drying the food, and is done over a much longer time period.”

Pork Chop, Pasta & Rice Cereal

Ingredients:

  • Rotini pasta – 1 1/2 c. (uncooked)
  • Pork chops – 5 (1 1/2 in. thick)
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp.
  • Onion powder – 1 tsp.
  • Seasoned salt – 1 tsp.
  • Rice cereal squares – 1 1/2 c.
  • Green beans – 2 cans (15 oz.)
  • Mayonnaise – 1/2 c.
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese -2 c. (divided)
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup – 2 cans (10.75 oz.)

Cooking Directions:

1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2: Cut boneless pork chops into bite-size pieces.

3: Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Pour in the Rotini pasta and
cook approximately 8 to10 minutes or until al dente, then drain well.

4: Next, fill a large saucepan halfway with water, place over high heat, bring to a boil,.

 5: Add the pork chop pieces and boil for 7 to 10 minutes.

 6: In the meantime, put the garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt and rice cereal
squares in a resealable plastic bag. Crush the cereal to crumbs and set aside.

7: Add the green beans, mayonnaise, one cup of shredded Cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom soup, cooked pasta and cooked pork to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

8: Mix all ingredients well, then cover with the remaining shredded Cheddar cheese.

 9: Pour crushed cereal mixture over the top until completely covered. Top off with the crushed cereal mixture until everything is completely covered.

 10: Place uncovered dish in preheated oven and bake approximately 30 to 40 minutes or
until heated throughout.

Pork Chops Topped W/ Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • Water – 3 c.
  • Dry onion soup mix – 2 packages (1 oz.)
  • Mushrooms – 1 can (4.5 oz.)
  • Instant rice – 2 c.
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Pork chops – 6 (3/4 inch thick)

Cooking Directions:

1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2: Drain can of mushrooms.

3: Add the water and dry onion soup mix to a medium size bowl. Blend until soup mix is
completely dissolved.

4: Now, pour mixture into a 10 x 15 – inch baking dish.

5: Add the drained mushrooms and instant rice, mix until well blended, then add salt
and black pepper to taste.

 6: Lay the pork chops in a single layer on mixture. Push pork chops down until
completely covered by mixture.

7: Place aluminum foil very tight over dish. Put in preheated oven and cook 1 hour.

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5 pork casserole meal ideas

“When pork chops are marinated properly and cooked with the right seasonings they are so out of this world.”

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