Best Baked Pork Chops and Rice

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After searching for a good, easy, one-dish baked pork chop recipe I came up with my own -- and it's the best. These were literally fork tender. I served it with a side of mixed vegetables. I know a lot of people will balk at using the bacon grease for frying the chops, but it does add a smoky flavor that enhances the chipotle pepper.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 pork chops

Ingredients

  • non-stick cooking spray

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 ½ tablespoons garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 4 pork chops

  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Mix cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, milk, mushrooms, green onions, rice, and Worcestershire in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Combine garlic powder, chipotle pepper, and salt in a small bowl, adjusting seasoning mix to taste.

  4. Rinse pork chops and pat dry. Season both sides of chops with seasoning mix.

  5. Heat bacon grease over medium heat in a large, heavy frying pan. Fry chops 2 at a time until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place browned chops in the prepared baking dish.

  6. Pour soup and rice mixture over the pork chops, covering well. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until pork is no longer pink in the center and topping is golden brown, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

I used button mushroom because I had them on hand at the time. However, I have since made this with other types of mushrooms and the flavors are wonderful. Experiment with different ones as desired! If you don't want to use/don't have bacon grease, use a good olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
23g Fat
46g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 2049mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 356mg 27%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1073mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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