One Dish Pork Chops with Dirty Rice

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One dish recipes are always appealing to me and the combination of chorizo sausage and pork chops just added to the appeal. This One Dish Pork Chops with Dirty Rice is a fairly simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time.

One Dish Pork Chops with Dirty Rice
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 4 bone in pork rib chops (I used an assorted variety pack because thats is all that was available)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces chorizo sausage (this is the smoked version – cut in half length wise and the cut into ¼ pieces crosswise)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper (shopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon Cajun spice blend
  • 3 green onions (sliced thin)
Instructions
  1. In a medium size microwavable bowl mix together the rice and 1 ¼ cups chicken broth; cover. Microwave on high for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed; fluff with a fork.
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  3. While rice is cooking season pork chops generously with salt and pepper. In a 12 inch skillet using the oil brown the chops on one side for 4 – 6 minutes; set chops aside on a plate.
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  5. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of fat in the skillet and cook the onion, red pepper, and sausage until vegetables are softened. Mix in the thyme, Cajun seasoning, and garlic and continue cooking for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in the remaining chicken broth stirring any dripping from the bottom of the pan; and then mix in the precooked rice.
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  7. Arrange the pork chops on top of the rice mixture, cover, and cook on low heat for 8 – 10 minutes or until pork chops are 145F and the rice is tender.
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  9. Remove pork chops to a serving platter, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. (when removing the chops scrap any rice sticking to the chops back into the pan)
  10. Add the green onions into the rice mixture and serve with the chops; Enjoy.

Adapted from Cooks Country

Slow Cooker One Dish Swiss Steak Recipe

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Slow Cooker One Dish Swiss Steak Recipe

I didn’t have a lot of time and there was a lot of things I needed to get done, but we all have to eat. I needed a, set and forget it recipe, and this Slow Cooker One Dish Swiss Steak Recipe appeared to be exactly what I wanted. It has it all, vegetables, meat and potatoes with very little prep time and the whole dinner is made in the slow cooker. I followed the recipe as written and the end result was a good tasting one dish supper with great tasting gravy. I think when I make this recipe again if I have the time I will omit the potatoes and serve a side dish of mashed potatoes to go with the gravy. If you’re in a rush, or just want to beat the heat, give this Slow Cooker One Dish Swiss Steak Recipe a try, and enjoy.

Ingredients

1-1/2 beef round steak

1/ 2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon cooking oil

3 medium potatoes

1-1/ 2 cups baby carrots

1 medium onion (sliced)

1 can diced tomatoes

1 jar (12 ounces) home style beef gravy

1 tablespoon fresh parsley (minced)

3 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup water

Directions

1. Cut steak into serving size pieces and pound down to about 1/ 4 inch thickness.

2. Rub steak with seasoning salt and pepper. Brown steak on both sides in a skillet using the cooking oil.

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3. Cut each potato into about 8 wedges, layer the meat, potatoes, carrots, and onion in a slow cooker.

4. Combine the tomatoes and gravy; pour over the top.

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5. Cook on low for 6 hours or until meat and potatoes are tender.

6. Before serving- mix cornstarch with water, and add to the slow cooker mix to thicken the gravy. Garnish with parsley.

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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

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When I think of spaghetti I always think of the Italian recipes with the tomato sauce. It is like my son pointed out;  spaghetti is just the name of the pasta. For something different I decided on this Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe. It’s a simple recipe, but it is time consuming because you have to precook the chicken. I guess in a way it kind of reminds me of a glorified macaroni and cheese dish. Cooking the spaghetti in the chicken broth left over from the chicken I think gives this recipe a little added extra, creating a rich and delicious flavor that melts in your mouth.  If you like pasta dishes- you will love this. Enjoy

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 -16 package thin spaghetti
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 (10½ ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1- 8 oz package of fresh mushrooms sliced
  • ½ lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ lb cubed Velveeta cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, fill ½ full with water; add salt and pepper if desired; add chicken breast halves.
  2. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat; simmer 1 hour or until chicken breasts are done.
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  4. Remove chicken breasts, reserving broth, and allow chicken to cool; chop chicken meat into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  5. Return chicken broth to a boil; add spaghetti noodles and cook to Al dente; drain and set aside.
  6. Sauté onion, mushrooms and green pepper in butter until tender.
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  8. Combine onion mixture, cream of chicken soup, mushrooms, Velveeta cheese and ½ of the Cheddar cheeses; mix well.
  9. Add spaghetti and chopped chicken; mix well.
  10. Pour into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
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  12. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining Cheddar
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