TASTE: FAMILY FOOD THAT FITS YOUR FALL SCHEDULE
SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS IN MUSHROOM SAUCE
When you are hungry and searching for something filling, juicy and rich, turning to your pantry for on-hand ingredients can make dinner a breeze.
Dodge snack cravings and avoid the temptation to swing by the drive-thru; instead, you can have a homemade meal ready in a matter of minutes by putting your skillet to work.
Call your loved ones to the dining room to share time together while trying these Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Sauce.
It’s a dish the entire family can dig into without questioning the substance of the meal as it’s a filling option that requires just a few ingredients you likely already have at home.
It all starts with the pork chops, which are thick and seared to perfection. The mushroom sauce is a beautiful blend of earthy and creamy textures. Bring it to a simmer then smother your pork chops and garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color.
The best part is this recipe doesn’t take much time to accomplish. The pork chops are seared for 3-5 minutes per side then simmered in the mushroom sauce for another 2-3 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
Don’t waste time with complicated recipes, dirtying an array of kitchen utensils and multiple trips to the store for ingredients you may not use again.
This recipe requires one bowl and a single skillet. Cleanup is a breeze, which means there is more time to spend around the table with those who mean the most.
• 1 teaspoon mild chili powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 4 pork chops
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 1/2 cups brown mushrooms, sliced
• 5 garlic cloves, smashed
• 1 tablespoon parsley
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1/2 cup chicken broth
• 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
• Fresh parsley, for garnish
In small bowl, whisk chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper until combined.
Pat pork chops dry. Season generously with spice mix. Set aside.
In skillet, add olive oil and butter. Add pork chops; sear 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer to plate.
To make mushroom sauce: In same skillet, add mushrooms. Stir fry until golden brown. Add garlic, parsley and Italian seasoning. Stir fry 2 minutes. Add broth and heavy cream. Stir to combine. Simmer 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
Return pork chops to sauce. Simmer 2-3 minutes until pork chops are cooked through. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
BUILD-YOUR-OWN SAUSAGE FOIL PACKET DINNER
Prep time: 10 minutes • Cook time: 30 minutes • Servings: 4
Finding time for a family meal during fall means navigating busy schedules full of school, jobs, social events and more. Squeezing in dinner together calls for an easy dish that takes less than an hour so you can catch up with loved ones.
Let your oven do the work for you with this Build-Your-Own Sausage Foil Packet Dinner recipe that requires just 10 minutes of prep before 30 minutes of baking, leaving you plenty of time to help little ones with homework. It all starts with Coleman Natural Uncured Polish Kielbasa, a traditional Polish sausage rope smoked and fully cooked so all you need to do is slice into 1/2-inch pieces and toss together with veggies and seasonings. You can feel good you are serving pork sourced from American family farms that raise their animals crate free with no antibiotics or added hormones ever.
An added benefit of this simple recipe is that it’s customizable, allowing you to substitute your family’s favorite flavors to satisfy everyone at the table. Or, if your loved ones are easily pleased and open to a variety of ingredients, you can try different veggies each time so it tastes like a new dish over and over again.
• 1 package Coleman Natural Uncured Polish Kielbasa, sliced 1/2-inch thick
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 ears corn, each cut crosswise into four pieces
• 2 large tomatoes, chopped
• 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
• 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into 1-inch pieces
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Cut foil into four sheets about 12 inches long.
Divide kielbasa, garlic, corn, tomatoes, onion and potatoes evenly over foil sheets. Drizzle with oil then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss gently to combine.
Top each packet with parsley and fold crosswise over kielbasa and vegetable mixture to completely cover food. Roll top and bottom edges to seal.
Place foil packets on baking sheet and bake 30 minutes.
Variations: Customize ingredients for personal preferences. Use broccoli in place of corn or substitute peppers for onions.