Non Boring Pork Chops

Yes possibly one of the most uninspiring blog post titles ever, but it made sense to me!

So confession time, I’ve never really been a fan of pork chops. I don’t know why but whenever someone suggests chops I’m a bit non-committal and uninterested and yet when they’re on my plate I devour them with lashings of apple sauce and accompanied by veg and potatoes. There’s just something about the initial discussions about eating pork chops that makes me think they’re bland and boring. So recently when we gained a couple of fat pork chops from the parental units I started with my moaning about pork chops being boring and how we had to make sure we went for something unusual and nice this time. {God I must be a joy to live with!}

Thankfully Lau is nice and humours me, so a Google search or two later she had found the most amazing sounding (and super easy) recipe for us to try. The original recipe was a one pot roast pork chops with fennel and potatoes one from Good Food and we made a few amends to make it into the below dish – yummy!

So here’s what we did to make a non boring, bland or dull dinner a couple of weeks ago. There’s a possibility that I may have eaten enough for four human beings…

To make scrumptious dinner for two you will need:

  • Two Pork Chops
  • Eight Slices of Pepperoni
  • Two Baking Potatoes
  • One Sweet Potato
  • Handful of Spinach
  • Handful of Tomatoes
  • One Pepper (any colour)
  • A Leek
  • Mushrooms
  • Two Garlic Cloves
  • Two tsps of Thyme
  • One tbsp of Tomato Puree
  • 300ml of Chicken Stock

Start by cutting each potato or sweet potato into eight wedges. Cut the mushrooms and leeks into slices and the peppers into wedges too. Bung them all into a deep roasting dish with the thyme and garlic.

Make up the stock and mix the tomato puree into it. Add the liquid to the roasting dish full of veg and mix it all together.

Cover with foil and cook on 200 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature by 20 degrees.

Remove the foil and add the pork chops (nestle them in between the veggies), pepperoni and spinach and pop back in the oven 20 minutes until the pork is fully cooked.

Serve and enjoy!

So tell me, what are your non-boring pork chop recipes? I need a few more so that I don’e eat this recipe ALL THE TIME!