Braised Orange Tomato Pork Chops #SundaySupper

Orange Tomato Pork Chops

Braised Orange Tomato Pork Chops. Tangy, flavorful skillet cooked pork ready in under 30 minutes.

This week Sunday Supper tackles cooking a classic cut of meat; the pork chop. Sliced from the loin or rib, we’ll help to make your pork chops the star at the table!

Why all the fuss about cooking pork chops? 

That’s an easy one. For starters, pork chops tend to easily turn out dry.  Pork doesn’t have the fat marbling like beef to help keep it moist.

Brine can break down the tissue and help with tenderizing the meat.  But changing the internal temperature and cook time made a noticeable difference in cooked chops.

We were told to cook pork to 160°F for safe consumption. At that temperature most boneless pork chops were completely dry. Bone in chops fared a bit better.

Here’s the scoop.

Today’s pork is carefully monitored and inspected which greatly reduced incidents of trichinosis and other disease-causing parasites and bacteria. The USDA lowered the safe cooking temperature for pork in May of 2011 to 145°F. The result proved to be a juicier, tender pork chop.

Ground pork should still be cooked to 160°F.

I like orange and tomato together with meat. Braising chops in the this liquid sort of works like a brine. The chops are cooked with a bit of acidity which helps to tenderize the meat. The flavor permeates the pork. So juicy and delicious!

Braised Orange Tomato Pork Chops

First, dredge the chop in seasoned flour and brown over medium-high heat.

Orange Tomato Pork Chops pan

Remove meat and keep warm. Add sauce ingredients. Return chops to pan ans simmer for about 15 minutes until internal temp is 145°F.

Orange Tomato Pork Chops fry

The thickened sauce clings to the chop.

Orange Tomato Pork Chop

 

Braised Orange Tomato Pork Chops #SundaySupper

Yield: 1 each

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork chops 1/2-inch thickness
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Instructions

  • Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Combine flour, salt and pepper. Dredge chops in flour and add to hot pan.
  • Brown chops on both sides, turning once.
  • Remove meat cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add garlic, tomatoes, orange juice. Simmer 1 minute scraping pan to loosen cooked bits.
  • Return chops to pan. Cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook until pork reaches 145 degrees about an additional 15 minutes. Turn chops once to coat as sauce thickens.
  • Serve chops with sauce on side if desired.
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Food for Thought…Pork is part of so many cultures main dishes. Do you have a favorite cuisine that features pork dishes? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!

Thanks Shelby from Grumpy’s Honeybunch for hosting this fun event!

Enjoy these tasty recipe ideas for pork chops from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #235

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!
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On to the Party!

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Pannukkau (Finnish Pancakes) #BreadBakers

finnish milk pancakes

Pannukkau Finnish Pancakes bake into a light, sweet dish great alone or topped with fruit, powdered sugar or whipped cream. I added a few chopped pecans just for crunch factor.

finnish pancakes

Welcome to another addition of Bread Bakers!

BreadBakers

Many cultures start their Lenten celebration with a form of a pancake. These sweet treats aren’t necessarily flat, spongy discs we know as pancakes. I’m PA Dutch and we make Fasnachts which are donuts made with potatoes or potato water. We also celebrate Shrove Tuesday or “Fat Tuesday” in our area with any kind of doughnut.

Today our #BreadBakers group takes you around the world to discover over 20 types of pancakes.

The Challenge:

Use any leavening agent or without; use a flour of your choice; Sweet or savory make pancakes from different parts of the world from crepes, blinis to gozleme. The choice is yours but go global.

Hosting for Bread Bakers this month is Mayuri Patel of Mayuri’s Jikoni. http://mayurisjikoni.blogspot.com/ Thanks Mayuri for a great theme!

Pannukkau is oven baked to golden perfection! You can
 

I also made these pancakes as a savory dish by splitting the layers and adding a filling consisting of roasted potatoes, onions and peppers. I went one step further and sprinkled on cheddar. Wow! Definitely a keeper for my next brunch! Sweet, savory and so tasty!

Milk Pancakes

Finnish Pancake

Pannukkau (Finnish Pancakes)

Yield: 12 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place butter in 9x13-inch baking dish until melted and starts to bubble but not brown.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, Add dry mix to egg mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared dish. Bake Pannukkau until firm and brown on top, bottom and sides. Batter will rise as it cooks. Bake time, approximately 40 minutes.
  • Serve alone or topped with fruit, jam or whipped cream.
  • Make savory by layering with potatoes, onions, peppers and cheese.
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BreadBakers

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

Pannukkau Finnish Pancake

Enjoy this pancake trip around the world courtesy of The Bread Bakers!

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Italian Chicken Meatballs #SundaySupper

Italian Chicken Meatballs

Italian Chicken Meatballs tempt your guests with Asiago cheese and Italian herbs rolled into flavor-filled ground chicken. Perfect for awards night or family dinner.

This week Sunday Supper is straightening our bow ties and dusting off our Top Hats!

It’s Awards season and we want to look our best!

I just got an invitation through the mails:
“Your presence requested this evening,
It’s formal, a top hat, a white tie and tails. “
Nothing now could take the wind out of my sails.
Because I’m invited to step out this evening
With top hat and white tie and tails.

Well maybe we can skip the formal dress. We are not skipping on fancy appetizers!

Elegant apps are festive fun no matter which kind of party you throw. You can do so much with a few good appetizers to set the atmosphere for awards time. Here’s some ideas:

  • Base your small plate affair around the nominees.
  • You can recreate foods from the films.
  • Do a little research on the vying actors’ favorite foods.
  • Maybe have your guests “vote” for their favorite appetizer with their empty picks placed in the appropriate discard bag.

Whatever way you choose to match your meal to your party, remember to enjoy yourself. It’s YOUR party too!

Thank you Wendy from Wholistic Woman   for hosting our event!

Italian Chicken Meatballs show off your taste for International flair. Flavored with nutty, sweet hand-grated Asiago cheese, fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, robust dried rosemary, thyme, basil and marjoram. Soft Panko breadcrumbs and olive oil balance these flavors.

Italian Chicken Meatballs

These meatballs may easily win the best appetizer award at your house!

Golden Chef Award

Italian Chicken Meatballs

Yield: 30

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh Asiago cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Mix together chicken, cheese, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Add enough crumbs to hold mixture together. Form mix into loose 1-inch meatballs.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs, turn quickly to coat with oil on all sides. Reduce heat and brown meat on all sides.
  • Finish off in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165. Keep warm.
  • Serve with warm marinara sauce if desired.
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Italian Chicken Meatballs

 

Food for Thought…Which award shows are on your must see list? Gotta see the Grammys? Aching over the Academy Awards? Pining for the People’s Choice? I’d love to hear your thoughts AND menu ideas in a comment below!
Italian Chicken Meatballs

Enjoy serving these award winning inspired appetizers from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers at your next party!

Finger Foods

Hors d’oeuvres

Seafood

Sweets

Veggies

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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