Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend Dinner with the Parents

My parents came up to Denver to celebrate my birthday and Mother’s Day this past weekend. So I had a dinner in mind that I wanted to make for them. My dad is a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, so this fit the bill perfectly for him. I’ve made this before, thanks to a recipe from Brent’s sister, Caren. It’s really easy, but a little time consuming.

Slow Cooked Onion Pork Chops
Thick Cut Bone-In Pork Chops (plan on about one per person)
¼ cup dried Italian bread crumbs
¼ cup shredded Parmesan, Asiago, Romano cheese mix
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 package onion soup mix (I used Lipton)
¾ cup water

Heat olive oil over med-high heat in skillet. Mix bread crumbs, cheese, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge pork chops in mixture until coated on each side. Place chops in skillet and brown on all sides. About 4 minutes each side, remove from heat. (You should see a nice browning on the coating). Heat oven to 300°F. In oven-proof pan combine onion soup mix and water. Place chops in pan and cover with foil. Cook for three hours. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.

There is no need to turn these halfway through cooking. Once they’re done you’ll hardly need a knife to cut them.

I served mine with red-skin mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus (just spray with Olive Oil Pam and salt and pepper and roast at 425°F for about 10-15 minutes).

Unfortunately, there are no presentable images for this dinner--we dug in and forgot to take a picture. I'll get the hang of this blog, picture taking, posting thing eventually. :)

I do, however, have a fun picture of the Lemon cake Brent got me from Nothing Bundt Cakes. It was so good.


  1. Karli,
    I don't particularly care for pork chops, but since my family raises hogs we always have some in the freezer. This recipe sounded delicious so last night I tried it, and I have to say, they were fabulous!

    Thanks for all of the great dinner ideas, keep them coming!

  2. I'm so glad they were fabulous for you, Erica. They always get rave reviews when we have them!

  3. I made these after Caren gave me the recipe...they were SOOO good!! :)