Cook1 hr 15 mins
This is an easy but really tasty pork chop dish --- purchase the thicker size pork chops or you may use 2-3 larger pork steaks, the thinner chops tend to fall apart when baked as they bake too fast, if desired you can top with shredded cheddar cheese the last 15 minutes of baking, also chopped fresh garlic may be added also to the bean mixture -- this may also be cooked in a crockpot, just brown the chops firstly in a skillet.
- 8 pork chops
- salt and pepper (I use seasoned salt)
- garlic powder (optional)
- 1 (3 lb) can pork and beans
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1⁄4-1⁄3 cup store-bought barbecue sauce
- 3⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional or to taste, adjust amount to suit heat level)
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown the chops in a frypan on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder (if using); set aside.
- Grease an Dutch oven or a oven-proof casserole dish (large enough to hold the ingredients).
- In a bowl mix together the pork and beans, chopped onion, chopped green pepper, BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and cayenne pepper (if using).
- Layer HALF of the bean mixture on the bottom of Dutch oven.
- Lay the pork chops on top of the bean mixture.
- Top with remaining bean mixture.
- Bake covered or uncovered for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the chops are tender (if you prefer a thicker sauce then bake covered for half the time then finish baking uncovered).
This recipe is great! I will be making it very often from now on....thank you! I only made 2 chops; i used 15 oz can beans slightly drained, 1/4 onion, 1/4 pepper, 1 Tbs BBQ sauce, 3 Tbs ketchup, 1 Tbs brown sugar, 1/8 tsp cayenne and a pinch of minced garlic. Cooked for 50-55 minutes. This worked out perfect. I served with cheesy garlic bread!
Another great recipe from you Kittencal - thank you! Since it's just my DH and I there was no need to prepare the full recipe - decreased everything by half with the exception of the chops - only prepared two of those. Plenty of beans left over for another meal and as tasty as they were the first time I'm sure they will be even better reheated. I will prepare this again soon but I will drain some of the liquid off the beans the next time, as the beans were a bit soupy for our preference, but the flavor was great and the chops were very tender.
The only thing I changed was not adding the green peper because My husband detests them. He loved it but I thought it was a bit sweet. I think I woud have loved it with the green pepper. Next time I make it I will try it both ways and see if the green pepper takes a bit of the sweetness away. The pork chops were so tender I cut mine with a fork. Thank you for posting this recipe. UPDATE : I made these again and added the green pepper - YUMMY YUMMY - The chops were fork tender. My husband also thought they were YUMMY even though he does not like green pepper.