3 Quick and Easy Pork Recipes!
Can you believe it is December 1st already?
Wow! where has the year gone?
Everyone is very busy, I am sure….shopping and decorating.
And yet, …there are meals to prepare and if one is working outside the home….you just might want something quick and easy to make that still tastes good.
I have 3 such printable recipes below.
The first recipe uses the crock pot….so you can set it and forget it…and it requires just 3 ingredients…thick pork chops, butter and Ranch Dressing Mix!
Pork Chops ‘N Gravy In A Crock Pot is so quick and easy.
However, it does require butter….yes real butter!
As you are aware, in today’s health conscious world …most pork is very lean.
Pork really needs a bit of fat to give it a good taste, instead of being the dried out “other white meat”.
I am sure you add a bit of olive oil or other fat when making pork roast or other chops and this recipe is really no different.
However, if you prefer less butter…please use less. 🙂
The addition of the ranch dressing mix and the butter make these pork chops juicy and very tasty. 😉
Dust the pork chops in dry Ranch Dressing Mix
Add pats of butter to the tops
Add the other chops and butter, put the lid on the crock pot and let it cook for about 6 hours.
Make a gravy from the drippings and serve with mashed potatoes and a garden salad.
I don’t know about you, but I had left over Ham and Turkey from Thanksgiving so the following two recipes gives you a way of using these left-overs.
The next recipe is for Slider Ham Sandwiches!
So easy …using left over ham, left over Hawaiian dinner rolls and adding some Swiss cheese.
Another easy fix.
Lay slices of Ham on the bottoms of the dinner rolls, followed by Swiss Cheese and the topper.
Brush the tops with melted butter, worchestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder.
Pop in the oven for about 10 minutes and instant gratification! 😉
Biscuit ‘N Ham Casserole which is a lot like my Spanish 24 hour casserole.
If you missed that recipe..here is the link: Spanish 24 Hour Omelet Casserole
As you can see, I modified it a bit. Instead of bread cubes, I used canned biscuits.
This casserole doesn’t have many ingredients, but you can modify it to your liking!
That is the fun of recipes!
This casserole can be used for breakfast or dinner.
The few ingredients go together very quickly and you can either put in the fridge til the morning or bake right away.
So, I hope you are enjoying the Holidays….it seems Thanksgiving just crept right up to the Christmas Season.
Make it easy on yourself and prepare easy meals!
And now that Thanksgiving is over….we can say “Merry Christmas”!!!!!
- 4 boneless center cut pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
- 1 stick of butter
- 3 tablespoons of Ranch Dressing Mix (or 1 package)
- To the crock pot add two tablespoons of butter (melt if you prefer, but I don't)
- Dust the pork chops with the dry ranch dressing mix
- Place two of the chops in the crock pot and add two tablespoons of butter to the top of each
- Add the last two chops to the top of the other chops already in the crock pot.
- Add two tablespoons of butter to the top of each
- Turn the crock pot to low and cook for about 6 hours.
- When the pork chops are cooked, you can make a gravy from the drippings, see notes below.
- I prefer cornstarch for a thickener.
- If using cornstarch, I like to mix it separately in a very small bowl of 1/3 cup of cold water or milk, Add 1 cup of milk to the drippings and stir in the cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly over a medium heat until thickened
- Add more milk (depending on how thick you want your gravy)
- 12 slices of left-over ham or use a shaved deli ham.
- 6 slices of Swiss cheese (or your preferred cheese)
- 1/2 stick of butter (not margarine)
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 package of 12 Hawaiian rolls (or regular slider buns)
- Place the bottoms of 12 slider rolls in 9X13 baking pan
- Place slices of ham on each of the rolls.
- Cut each slice of cheese into 4 parts and place 2 small pieces on each sandwich.
- Add the roll tops and set aside
- In a small sauce pan (or use microwave), mix the butter, Worcestershire sauce, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder.
- Brush the melted mixture over the tops of the ham sliders.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- These can be made ahead of time. Just cover with foil and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
- They can be served hot or at room temperature.
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- Salt and Pepper to taste (no, don't taste the raw eggs) 🙂
- 1 cup of left over ham (cubed or shaved)
- 1 Can Flaky Grands biscuits (I use Pillsbury)
- Beat the eggs until golden yellow
- Add the milk, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper
- Add the cubed ham
- Add the grated cheese, saving a little for the top, if desired.
- Cut the biscuits into fourths and add to the egg mixture
- Pour into a greased square or round baking dish
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes
- (five minutes before the casserole is done....add a little of the remaining grated cheese)
- You can use any breakfast meat, crumbled bacon or sausage.
- I have a confession to make....there may have been a few times when I was in a hurry and just dumped all the ingredients into a greased casserole dish, stirred with a fork and folded the cut biscuits in and shoved the baking dish into the oven....
- OK, I did do this and the casserole turned out great. 🙂
I can’t believe you don’t put anything other than the butter with the pork chops… I’m going to have to try it… Our crock pot (slow cooker) came out yesterday and Samantha cooked a lovely beef vegetable stew with dumplings, which I’m looking forward to trying it reheated tonight… it smelt wonderful especially when she squeezed in the red wine… hic!
Are “biscuits” like scones? Did I try one when I visited? I tried so many new things that I don’t remember now…
Hugs to you and your lovely Captain xx
Scones are a bit more dense than the flaky biscuits….but I would suggest a puff pastry if you can’t find the canned biscuits in the UK.
Yes, you did try the biscuits when you were here….;)and you liked them.
Oh, I love using a crock pot and your beef vegetable stew with dumplings is making my mouth water…..
Yes, the butter does the trick…especially when you dust the chops with the dry ranch dressing mix, of course you could use flour and a few dried herbs and spices if you don’t have ranch dressing mix.
The Captain really likes this recipe and it is so easy to make.
thanks for stopping by my friend.
Holiday Hugs and kisses…..