I love to cook impressive meals for family and friends that take time and attention, but, baby, sometimes you need a quick delicious meal in your bag of tricks.
Consider this one of them: Easy Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
This meal is so stinkin’ easy, fast and delicious that you’ll be stunned, STUNNED, I TELL YA, at the results..
Your family or guests will think you have been in the kitchen for hours, because how else could you have turned out a meal like this in under an hour.
Wait. So possible.
Now let OMT! show you how.
Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
5 bone-in 1-inch thick pork chops
32 ounce jar of sauerkraut (or 32 ounces in cans)
Salt and Pepper to taste
~ Lay the pork chops in a single layer in a large cooking dish.
No need to grease pan first.
Look at these beauties.
~ Salt and pepper to taste. Flip. Salt and pepper to taste again.
Here’s an OMT! secret: I omit all seasoning because the sauerkraut adds enough.
That’s not to say that seasoning the chops before hand is unnecessary – I’m only saying that for us, I omit.
Let you taste buds be your guide.
~ Drain sauerkraut, retaining liquid.
~ Cover each pork chop generously with sauerkraut.
~ Add 1/2 of retained sauerkraut liquid to baking dish.
~ Bake, uncovered at 350° for about 40 minutes, or until internal temperature of pork chops reach 145°.
~ Rest for three minutes before serving.
~ There have been days when I don’t drain the sauerkraut first.
I simply cover each pork chop fully with sauerkraut, then pour the juice from can or jar, all of it, into the pan.
I’m all about the easy, baby.
~ I always use a thermometer when cooking pork for two reasons:
#1: Over-cooked pork chops are the worst. So tough!
#2: Under-cooked pork chops can make you sick.
Use a thermometer! You can click HERE for safe temps for all your meat products.
I always make five at a time, as well.
Mostly because that’s how many came in the package.
The other BIG reason to make five?
Oh, my sweet love, leftovers.
These chops are good on the first go-round, but still as delicious the next day.
You can cut strips for soft tacos or chop for a pizza topping or even in an omlet.
Make more than what you’ll need for one meal!
OMT LIFE HACK NUGGET: I like to put them in the freezer as well for a day I don’t feel like cooking dinner.
Defrost, add a salad – a delicious nutritious meal with very little effort!
If you’re feeling more ambitious, throw some broccoli in the steamer, add a salad and some crusty bread and you have a lovely dinner that is easy, fast and delicious.
Fat tender pork chops and sauerkraut, it’s what’s for dinner, y’all!
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You still have enough strength for that.
YOU CAN DO IT!