The whole season has lead up to this — Sunday the Patriots will take on the Giants and we will have a new champion. While I don’t really follow the NFL myself (more of a college football girl), hubby is a huge Pats fan. So it will either be a good day in our house or very stressful. Common Pats!
Whether you are cooking for a big game day party or just your home team, these easy and yummy pork chops are sure to be a hit. Bonus -they are kids friendly too!
Shake N Bake pork chops are a staple on our regular meal plan. In fact, they were a staple on my regular meal plan growing up too. It may not be the fanciest of recipes, but for busy families they are nutritious and delicious – just how we like it. Growing up mom always served them with homemade macaroni and cheese and a veggie, so that’s the way we sever them too. YUM!
- Boneless Pork Loin Chops – we buy the think sliced lean chops
- Shake N Bake Original Pork Recipe
- Dijon Mustard (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425.
- Trim any fat (I am way picky about fat, so I trim everything).
- Brush the chop with Dijon mustard coating both sides. (This is an optional step, K & I prefer without the Dijon hubby prefers his with the Dijon. If not using Dijon wet the chops ever so slightly with water.)
- Pour the Shake N Bake mix into the provided plastic bag and place each chop (one at a time) in the bag. Hold the bag closed and shake, shake, shake.
- Remove the chops and place on baking rack or baking sheet.
- Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
- The bottom of the chop can get a bit soggy if placed directly onto the baking sheet, so my genius husband started placing a cookie rack over the baking sheet so that the chops would get crispy on all sides. It works perfect!
- Cut your chops into strips and serve them to little ones as pork fingers.
- 1/2 box of elbow macaroni
- 1 bag of sharp shredded cheese
- Splash of milk
- Heaping spoonful of butter
Boil the noodles. After pouring off the water dump in the milk, butter and cheese. Let the heat from the noddles melt everything. Stir until smooth.
Next week we will tackle a brand new recipe for pork roast, a cut we have never made before. But for now here are a couple of other yummy ideas for game day pork chops – Thai Lettuce Wraps with Satay Pork Strips, Stuffed Pork, Cheddar and Apple Panini or Game Day Pork and Chile Wraps. You can find even more recipes at www.porkbeinspired.com.
Disclosure – This post is brought to you by the National Pork Board, Publix and TheMotherhood, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.12