Sunday, May 24, 2009

Creole Pork Chops

I'm always on the look out for recipes. This drives my husband crazy because unlike me, he hates trying new recipes. He's boring and would very much enjoy eating plain old spaghetti, hamburgers, or a sandwiches every night of the week. Well, to bad for him. As long as I'm the cook, we will be trying new recipes :) I was excited about this particular recipe because it makes enough for two meals. You can freeze half for up to 3 months. What a great idea. You can cook once and eat twice... perfect for a busy night or when you just don't feel like cooking, but want something besides cereal! We enjoyed these chops, but I will add more creole seasoning next time. I didn't use the entire amount because I was afraid it would be to spicy for my wimpy tongued family.



CREOLE PORK CHOPS
8 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
4 tsp canola oil
2 large onions, sliced
1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
2/3 cup water
1 tsp Creole seasoning
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
Hot cooked rice, optional


In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil on both sides in batches. Set aside and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the onions, green pepper and yellow pepper until tender. Return pork chops to the skillet. Combine the soup, water, Creole seasoning, pepper and salt; pour over chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve immediately with rice if desired, or cool before placing in a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To use frozen pork chops: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°.

19 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

My husband would be happy with the same things all the time too! I love cook once eat twice recipes too!

Karen said...

Mmm, these sound delicious and rice is just what I would serve them with! I'm bookmarking this one!

the ungourmet said...

This looks and sounds terrific! I bet the Creole seasoning was great in this dish!

Charlotte said...

This recipe sounds delicious. If your husband is annoyed, you could always just keep lunch meat in the fridge and tell him, "if you don't want to try it, you can make your own sandwich"

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I think Rick would die over this recipe! LOL I love Charlotte's answer .... I've tried this Rick just gets in the car and picks up fast food! Got love him, Right?

Katy ~ said...

Perfect weeknight dinner! YUM YUM!

Stephanie said...

I love trying new recipes too. Luckily my hubby (and usually my kids too) is as adventurous in food as I am. I love creole seasoned foods!

Denise said...

I totally understand..my husband will rarely find something new..these look great

Debbie said...

Looks good. And your post reminds me of how lucky I am because my husband will try (and usually like) anything!
Dropped by from SITS.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like a great recipe, Heidi! Love creole flavors.

Krista said...

Yummy! My husband is like that too. Worse yet, I know exactly what he'll order at every restaurant. It's always the same. Me, I have to try something new every time.

Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Lara said...

Cooking once and eating twice sounds like my kind of meal. I've never seen creole seasoning before, I'll have to look out for it.

Delectable Dining said...

Our husbands are apparently alike! :) If I ever ask him what he wants for dinner-- I hear either tacos or spaghetti.

This looks great and I also love that it can be frozen... good one to plan ahead when something is coming up.

burpandslurp said...

oh man, I can't believe your husband would rather eat the same thing all the time! you can come cook for me anytime you like, I'd appreciate all the novelty you come up with! :-)

teresa said...

I'm just barely starting to break my guy in when it comes to new recipes. Before all he wanted was meat and potatoes!

This looks so yummy! I love porkchops!

Rachel said...

Thankfully, my husband is starting to come around--he used to cringe when I said we were having something "different" for dinner, but now I think he's getting a kick out of trying new recipes! He's been following my blog (and shows his co-workers) and he's always asking me "when are we having _____?" that he saw listed in the "coming soon" section :)

The pork chops look really good! It certainly would be nice to be able to freeze half for a later date...like one of those days when the kids are pulling you in fifty different directions and you just can't quite get psyched to slave over dinner :)

Willoughby said...

I love the idea of cooking once, but getting two meals!

Lynda said...

I love pork chops; you can do so much with them! These sound really tasty- my hubby would love them!

Annie Jones said...

I made these last night, using the full amount of Creole seasoning. We really enjoyed them, but next time I will add MORE Creole spice.

Except for Kat...I ended up rinsing the sauce off hers and giving the chop to her plain. That was more because of the bell peppers than the spice, though.