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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Slow Cooking Thursday for August 16
Here's a recipe I've made a few times now. I originally found it in a bunch of slow cooker recipes people sent in to FlyLady. It's super easy and very tasty. I think you could probably thicken the liquid with cornstarch to make a nice sauce, but I haven't tried doing so.
MARMALADE PORK CHOPS
Pork chops (as many as you like) 1/2 jar to 1 jar (any size) orange marmalade 1 packet (or equivalent) onion soup mix*
As you place the chops in the crockpot, spoon some marmalade over each one and sprinkle some onion soup mix on each. Add some water (about half a jar or so) to the empty marmalade jar and shake it up well. Pour the water over the chops. Cover the crockpot and cook the chops on Low for 8 hours or High for 4-5 hours.
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and a vegetable and/or salad. When making this on a Sunday, I like to serve it with the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (I use the brown rice) which is ready in only 90 seconds!
* I make my own homemade onion soup mix. It works perfectly and is so much cheaper. Here’s the recipe: ONION SOUP MIX
3/4 cup dried minced onion 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules 1/4 cup onion powder 1/4 tsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. celery seed, optional
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. When a recipe calls for onion soup mix, use 5 Tablespoons mix for each envelope of onion soup called for. So many recipes seem to call for a package of onion soup mix, and this is far more economical.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.