Mouth watering Pork Chops surrounded by tender beef flavored rice with fresh onions and bell peppers. A perfect family meal all in one pot. Add a Fresh Blended Salad or Dinner Rolls if desired.
- 6 to 8 Pork Chops
- 2 to 3 Cups Uncooked white rice
- 1 to 2 Large Green Peppers
- 1 to 2 large Yellow Onions
- 2 cans Beef Consomme
- 3 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 3 Dried Bay Leave
- 3 Tbsp Italian Herb Seasonings
- 2 to 3 Cups Water
- 1 Pinch of Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Wash pork chops sit to the side
In the large cast iron pot, heat canola oil on medium heat
Season all pork chops with Italian Herb seasoning
Saute each pork chop on both sides, lightly browning but not fully cooking. Place cooked pork chops in a pan until all pork chops are finished browning.
Wash Onions and Bell peppers
Thinly slice Onions and Bell peppers in rings
Add uncooked rice to large pot that was used to saute the pork chops. (Oil should remain in bottom of pan for flavoring).
Add one layer of pork chops, one layer of onions and one layer of bell peppers until all ingredients are used.
Add Beef Consomme
Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water covering all ingredients in the pot. (The juice level should be / above the ingredients additional water may be needed).
Add pinch of Sea salt
Add bay leaves
*****If desired add a dash more of Italian Herb seasoning*****
Cover with the lid. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check the cooking process at 20 minutes by removing the lid and ensuring juice is visible. If not add 1/2 cup of water so that all rice is fully cooked to a fluffy consistency.
After 45 minutes remove the lid, if rice is moist and tender throughout remove casserole from oven allow it sit on counter top with the lid on for 10 minutes prior to serving. This will lock the flavors.
This recipe was handed down to our family from our Mom; Barbara Miller. Mom would bake her infamous Pork Chop Casserole for special occasions. I have baked this recipe for my family for over 35 years and has since passed it down to our kids. It is truly an all in one meal. You can add a salad, rolls or a pinch of ranch dressing on the side if you desire. Chicken can be substituted in place of pork chops.