Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 2 Week 2 – Pork Chops and Apple Sauce

Do ya'll remember that episode of the Brady Bunch? Peter is trying out a new identity to get in good with the ladies. He is doing his best Humphrey Bogart impression asking Alice what is for dinner tonight. She replies and he repeats as the world's worst Bogart "Pork Chaps! and Apple Sauce!" That scene is so stuck in my head that I really can't say Pork Chops without it sounding like Peter. I think when this challenge is over I will start my new blog. "Everything I need to know I learned from the Bradys!"

So we did have Pork Chops but only Walt had apple sauce. The actual meal was Southwest Pork Chops from Better Homes and Garden. I really don't remember when or where I found this recipe. I think it was when Steve and I were living in Birmingham and I was trying out Weight Watchers with my coworkers. We stumbled upon this recipe and realized how easy and healthy it was. (only 334 calories per serving!) It is a Summy standard and is perfect for busy nights because it is a crock pot recipe! When I worked we had this all of the time because I could come home at lunch and load it all in the pot and it would be ready for us when we came home. I love walking into a house and smelling dinner that has been cooking all day!!

I have never really thought this meal was very pretty. But I promise it is delicious. Oh and this is Steve's plate. For those of you that know me, I would not eat just steamed broccoli and cauliflower. I'm not that healthy. Again, one challenge at a time.

Southwest Pork Chops
6 pork rib chops (3/4" thick) 2/5 lb.
1 (15oz) can Mexican style or TexMex Chili beans
1 1/4 cups bottled salsa
1 cup frozen whole kernal corn
2 cups hot cooked rice (we use brown rice to be a little more healthy)
cilantro for garnish (optional)

Place chops in the bottom of the crock-pot
Add Chili beans and salsa. Cover.
Cook on high heat for 2.5 hours or Low heat for 5 hours
When complete, turn to high setting and stir in corn.
Cover and cook 30 min. (while rice is cooking)

1 comment:

  1. I believe that was the "you just had a baby so here is a home cooked meal" dish that you prepared for us after we had Dakota and we loved it. I've always sort of wanted the recipe. We buy pork chops quite a bit because they are always on sale so I'm excited for something new to do with them. Thanks!