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Pork Chops and Mushroom Gravy

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Butterfly Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

Butterfly Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

I just love Pork Chops, especially Butterfly Pork Chops. They have little fat to trim off and are so tender. Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy is a very simple recipe that I have been making for years. Few ingredients are needed, it's easy to throw together at the end of a busy day and it cooks pretty fast. What's more, people love it! Even though I hate to admit Summer is coming to an end (sigh) I am beginning to think about Fall meals. This is one of our favorites.

"Lean pork" is recognized as a nutritious choice in the Meat & Beans Group. In fact, the MyPyramid information identifies lean cuts of pork, such as chops and ham. Most Americans don’t realize that many pork cuts are as lean as skinless chicken – and a great source of high-quality protein. Protein provides a feeling of fullness at meals, which can help make you feel satisfied without overindulging at the dinner table. When shopping, make sure to look for lean sources of pork with the word “loin” in the name, such as pork tenderloin or loin chop."



Ingredients

  • 4 Butterfly Pork Chops
  • 1 Family size can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 jar Sliced Mushrooms (you can use fresh Baby Bella Mushrooms instead)
  • 2-3 Tbs. Olive Oil (or non-stick Cooking Spray, if you prefer)

How To Prepare

  • Trim fat off of the Pork Chops.
  • Heat Olive Oil over medium heat.
  • Braise Pork Chops until they are browned on both sides.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and cover. Cook Pork Chops until they are no longer pink on the inside. This can take 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness of the Pork Chops.
  • Add the can of Cream of Mushroom Soup to the pan and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the jar of Mushrooms (or the Fresh Baby Bellas) and stir until well mixed
  • Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes until the Pork Chops are fork tender, stirring occasionally

Prepare Your Side Dishes

I like to serve Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy along with Wild Rice or Brown Rice and a favorite in-season vegetable. For this meal I chose Uncle Ben's Original Wild Rice and Zucchini. The Wild Rice takes 25 minutes to cook, so plan accordingly.

Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy, Wild Rice and Zuchinni

Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy, Wild Rice and Zuchinni

Zucchini

My Zucchini was fresh from the garden.

  • Wash the Zucchini and cut into thin slices.
  • Heat 1 Tbs. Butter or Margarine and 1 Tbs. Olive Oil in a saucepan
  • Add Zucchini to the sauce pan. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder and Dill Weed
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until crisp tender

Comments

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on November 27, 2011:

Pork can be expensive! The least expensive cuts seem to have too many bones which is not good when they are hidden in mushroom soup. Thanks for stopping by,f and voting.

f on November 23, 2011:

Voted up. It's certainly a way of using up the mushroom soup, which we seem to have bought quantities of because it was on special! Just wish the pork was on special too, sometimes!

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on October 12, 2011:

Hahaha crazyGata. That made me laugh...but what a great idea!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting:)

Mara Clemente from Borinken, Loíza on October 12, 2011:

mmm... I wish for Internet with a smelling channel!!!

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on October 12, 2011:

Thank you jeffriestube, pinkish and Cloverleaf for stopping by and appreciating my recipe. It is simple and tasty. The mushrooms add so much. Enjoy:)

Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on October 11, 2011:

Great recipe! I will bookmark your hub and make this one day after work, thanks so much for sharing :-)

Cloverleaf

Dave from United States on October 11, 2011:

I am SO cooking this on the weekend, I just could not pass this one up! Thanks for the great recipe!

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on September 09, 2011:

Thanks for appreciating my recipe and thanks for your comment, katyzzz:)

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on September 08, 2011:

Just as I thought, really delicious and fresh from the garden vegetables, that certainly is the way to go.

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on September 06, 2011:

Thanks will and randomcreative:)Glad you like the recipe and if you decide to try it I hope you find it tasty.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 05, 2011:

This sounds delicious! I love pork chops and mushrooms separately so why not combine them?

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on September 05, 2011:

Sounds great! This is a bookmarked keeper.

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on September 05, 2011:

Thanks MurcielagoHeart. I hope you enjoy:) Loved your Biscotti hub but the comment capsule is not there for me to leave a comment.

Hi masmasika and thanks for the comment.It is a hearty meal and I hope your son and nephews enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment twilanelson:)

Twila Nelson from Carmichael, California on September 05, 2011:

Nicely written Hub and recipes for a hearty meal. Thank you.

masmasika on September 05, 2011:

Hmm this looks delicious. I should try this for my son and nephews since I do not eat pork.

MurciélagoHeart from San Francisco on September 05, 2011:

What the heck? Why can't I eat the screen? DOh! And I got no pork in da house? I'm going to have to try this one later. Thanks for the recipe!

Sandi (author) from Greenfield, Wisconsin on September 04, 2011:

Thanks:) I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for commenting.

Sandi

Derek James from South Wales on September 04, 2011:

This is a new one for me to try. it sounds delicious, thanks for the recipe.