Fix it and Forget it Pork Chop Bake


Ingredients
-4-6 pork chops, your preference
-6-8 med-large potatoes
-1 large onion sliced
-1-14 oz can chicken stock or 1-2 chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1 3/4 C boiling water
-1 can cream of chicken soup (10.75 oz. can or approximate)
-3Tbsp flour
-2 Tbsp butter plus extra for buttering casserole dish.
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
-salt, to taste
-pepper, to taste
-Any herb or spice to your preference*optional*
-Shredded cheese*optional*
-Vegetable add ins such as mushrooms, green beans, corn *optional*

Directions

-If using a bouillon cube (s) bring 1 3/4 C water to a boil and remove from heat and the bouillon cube dissolve.

-Heat large skillet over med-high heat and drizzle the olive oil in the pan. Salt and pepper the chops. Add the chops to the pre-heated pan and brown well on both sides 3-4 minutes per side.

- While chops are browning use this time to prep your potatoes. Peel, rinse and dry your potatoes.
Thinly slice each potato about 1/4 inch thick (again, don't obsess just try to make them uniform).
Thinly slice onion and set aside.

-Remove chops from pan and add onions. Let the onions cook in the drippings
for 4-5 minutes or until onions are translucent and starting to get a nice
caramelized color. Remove from pan.

Melt your 2 Tbsp butter in the same pan and add the flour whisk to make a roux.
Slowly add in the chicken stock and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened 1-2 minutes.
-Add in the cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese (optional) and onion. Season with salt, pepper, and any other herb or spice to taste. Turn heat down to low.

-Butter a 13x9  casserole dish. And arrange potatoes in an overlapping stacking pattern (yes, it is OK to arrange the potatoes in 2 layers-
it will still cook evenly and throughly). Pour sauce over potatoes-no need to mix.
Arrange pork chops over potatoes and cover with foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 65-75 minutes or for more
tender chops bake in 300 degree oven for about 2-2 1/2 hours. When finished remove foil and let sit for 10 minutes
to give the sauce a chance to thicken.




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