Pork Chop Casserole

This is not an “easy recipe.” There, I said it right away, so if you don’t have an hour to make dinner then don’t pick this one. My Pork Chop Casserole, which is my new name for it by the way,  tastes a lot better than it looks. If you like green bean casserole and you like pork chops, then you have to try it.

Boneless Pork Chops-Center Cut (pictured), Butterfly or Thin Cut.
Garlic Salt, Garlic Pepper, Lawry’s Seasoning
1 cup Flour
1 large can of Cream of Mushroom Soup (or 3 little cans)
1 can of Green Beans (I prefer French Cut)
Other ingredients needed: French Fried Onions and Bacon (Bacon Bits work best because they are less mess and less work).
Combine  1 cup Flour, A dash of Garlic Salt, 1/4-1/2 tsp of Garlic Pepper, and 2 tsp Lawry’s in a bowl. Stir with fork until it is completely mixed.
This is how I set up my counter. It is an efficient way to bread the Pork Chops and does not make much of a mess. Preheat the Oven for 350 degrees.
Heat up 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil (EVOO is best) on Medium Heat.
Coat the Pork Chops in the flour mix.
It needs to be completely covered. (Bad pic, sorry!)
Check to see if the oil is heated up (splash a few drops of water into the skillet. If they crackle and pop, then it is ready). Add the Pork Chops and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Then cook an additional 2 minutes on each side.
I have found that this keeps the Pork Chop from over cooking and becoming dry. If you have a thicker cut, then you may need to cook an additional minute on each side. If you can, check the temperature of the meat. It should be at least 160 degrees. Once they are done,  you are ready for the next step!
Drain the Green Beans. Combine both Green Beans and the Soup in a 12×12 or larger pan.
Carefully blot the Pork Chops with a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Then bury the pieces into the soup/green bean mixture.
Finish with a topping of Bacon and Fried Onions. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. The casserole should be bubbling at the edge when done.
This recipe makes 4-5 servings. I have been making it for awhile now and I don’t know how I came up with the idea to combine green bean casserole with pork chops. All I do know is that it is yummy and makes great leftovers. I suggest keeping the leftovers no more than 3 days.

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