I came across this while looking for a way to recycle two big fried pork chops. First of all, let me say, this is not the prettiest casserole in the world, but don't let that stop you. It is very yummy. DH had three servings and kept saying how good it was. I left out the optional mushrooms because of picky husband's but served this with colorful steamed veggies and sauteed mushrooms on the side. This is going to be my go to dish for using up those dibs and dabs of leftover meat. Thanks Denise for sharing!
This was a basic hearty filling casserole. While we all ate it, everyone said they would not specifically request it, but eat it if served. It was easy to put together, and a good use of leftover pork besides BBQ pork sandwiches, but the family said they would prefer I do mostly the sandwiches instead of this.
Like others, I had left over pork loin and I didn't know what to do with it. This recipe was the perfect solution! Easy, simple and tasty!!
I had large pork roast we hadn't finished and went looking for a recipe to use it up. Thank goodness I found yours. I was sick of noodles and rice sounded so much better. I almost didn't rate your recipe because I made quite a few changes. I did use the basic recipe but added modifications: used white and wild rice mixture, added extra celery, onions, broccoli, chicken broth instead of water, garlic, cream of celery soup and a small can of mushrooms instead of fresh. I did double the recipe and it was gobbled up by 6 people. Thanks so much for posting this great, easy to put together casserole. I have added it to my collection of recipes to use for left overs.
This was a fantastic dish for using up any leftover meat, though we did use pork too. I substituted the peas for mixed veggies and it was delicious....a great dinner for a family of four. I used cookd pork that I had made previously and didn't like how it came out - but it was delicious in this recipe! Keep this recipe on hand to always use for any leftover meats that you need to use up! I know I will!
This is a great comfort food recipe. I used a portobella mushroom but followed everything else as written. I do have to mention one thing...the recipe will not serve 4-6 people. We only got 3 servings from this. I made ginger glazed carrots and cornbread to go with our meal. I will definately make this again but will double it. Thanks, Denise for sharing your Mom's great recipe. P.S. The pan size wasn't mentioned so I guessed. It fit a 8x11" casserole perfectly.
OMG...you don't know how long I've looked for this recipe. I'm a born and bred North Carolinian but live in Florida now. When I was growing up, my mom made this casserole all the time. She called it "leftover casserole." Instead of mushroom soup, she used onion soup. and whatever meat we had leftover. It's good with beef, pork, chicken or seafood. I lost the recipe years ago and have been looking for it ever since. This is it...and thank you! My five stars are based on many years of eating this comfort food. I can't wait to play around with this recipe, now that I have the proportions. It's a trip down "memory lane" and I thank you for that.