Pork Chop Barley Casserole

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

For rsc 10, this is a lovely main dish incorporating contest ingredients, and is perfect for autumn. I used Granny Smith apples for their tartness, but you can use Gala, Jonathan, or any other cooking apples.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375f.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in skillet.
  3. Season pork with salt, pepper, sage and thyme, brown on both sides 4 mins per side, remove.
  4. Add extra olive oil if needed.
  5. Sauté onion, garlic, peppers until softened.
  6. Add barley and coat, stir in stock and bring to a boil.
  7. Lower heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in chopped apple.
  9. Put barley mixture into a casserole pan.
  10. Top with pork chops and bake, covered for 40 minutes.
  11. Mix butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar in a small dish.
  12. Uncover casserole, add pork and apple slices, and brush with maple sugar mixture.
  13. Cook an additional 10-15 minutes.
  14. Let it stand a few minutes, and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was GREAT! That being said, I did not put the apples and the sweet glaze on top. Instead, I cooked it in a loaf pan beside the casserole. I knew it would not be to our taste on top. My son and I LOVED it for dessert though! The barley mixture cooked up perfectly. This is a nice change from the usual. Thanks for sharing!