Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Creamy Ranch Pork Chops with Ginger Glazed Carrots...Oh yeah!!!

Definitely a new favorite in our house. I found this recipe to be quick and very easy to prepare.

yeah...this is their finished product.
Our family does eat pork...not often, but we do. It's a bland cut of meat and sometimes I find it challenging to bring flavor into it's grain.

Click here for the recipe.

I pretty much followed the recipe, with some slight alterations. Slight.

You'll need:
ranch seasoning packet
cream of mushroom soup
and four pork chops
The recipe will tell you to add the paprika at the end as a garnish.

Yeah right!
Have you ever tasted paprika alone, all by itself?
It's so smoky and brilliantly designed.
I love it!!!

So..I sprinkled some on the chops along with salt and pepper *smile*

Super easy from here...brown the chops, pour in the milk, soup and ranch seasoning and let it simmer. The recipes calls for 1/2 of the ranch season...ehh...I added a bit more. You'll see that it'll need it if you make this. Surely.
Don't you love the swirly look from the yummy juices off the chops? All that bits of goodness that was stuck on the bottom of the cast iron working it's way up to mold with the...other stuff. *giggle*

We served our pork chops with rice...simple rice. I'm sure the sodium levels were high enough already. No need for more.
For our side dish, I thought Ginger Glazed Carrots would pair really nice with the other flavors...boy was I SOOOO right. This is a side I fix quite often and thought it was time to share it with you. Don't blink...you might miss it. It's that quick to prepare.

You'll need:
carrots - I used 8 big carrots
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 Tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of butter
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar

Peel and cut your carrots into small bitesize pieces.
 If you're fixing a fancier meal, cut them julienne style..so pretty!

After your carrots are tender, drain them and set aside. Melt your butter in the pan and add your sugar. Stir stir stir. Add your ginger and honey and stir together. Toss the carrots back into the pot and let simmer on low for only 5 minutes. That's it!
Glazy, gooey, caramel-ly colored loveliness!

This pork recipe is one I think will be good to have on hand. I can pretty much guarantee that I will alwasy have the ingredients in the pantry. Score one for the recipe collection.

1 comment:

  1. That looks so great! I've got to try it. Thanks for visiting me (abirdandabean.blogspot.com) and for being my newest follower! :) I followed you back! Have a great day.


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