Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dinner tonight=AMAZING

I want to share this recipe with you because it was utterly amazing.  I picked up some pork chops on sale at Smiths yesterday and today I found this website, that is really awesome, but this recipe just kinda fell into my lap.  Of course, I found it through Pinterest, I mean where else would I find things??

What I really liked about this recipe, is one, the author includes the price per meal.  And this is a super cheap meal.  I paired it with some instant white rice and added some soy sauce, and man, it was incredible.

What Matt will like about this recipe, is that the next time I make it, I can make his chops more spicy by adding more cayenne pepper after I season Lucy and my chops because we don't want ours as spicy.

And the fact is, it took me all of about 20 minutes to prep and cook.  I like having fast meals because with Dexter, I never know when he is going to wake up and need me.

So here is what my plate looked like tonight:

Here is the recipe and the original site:


INGREDIENTSCOST
4 thick cutpork chops (bone-in or boneless)$5.97
1/4 cupbrown sugar$0.12
1/2 tspcayenne powder$0.05
1/2 tspgarlic powder$0.05
1/2 tsppaprika$0.05
1/2 tspsalt$0.05
1/2 tspblack pepper$0.05
TOTAL$6.55

STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine the brown sugar and spices (salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika and garlic powder or whatever spice blend you like).
STEP 2: Remove the pork chops from their package and rub the brown sugar/spice mix all over both sides. Use all of the spice mix.
STEP 3: Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium/high heat. When the oil is nice and hot (it will look wavy in the pan), add the pork chops. Cook the chops for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are nicely browned.
STEP 4: If you are using an oven safe skillet, place the skillet in the oven for an additional 5 minutes to make sure they are cooked through. If your skillet is not oven safe (most plastic handled skillets and teflon are not safe in the oven), transfer the chops to a baking sheet lined with foil then place in the oven.
STEP 5: Remove the chops from the oven and drag each side around in the thick glaze that has formed around the chops in the pan prior to serving.

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