Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pork Chops And Veggies In A Pouch

This is the very first actual dish I learned to cook that was beyond spaghetti or hamburgers and I was 19 years old. I still fix it for Mr. Snooty at least once a month.

This is also the absolute most perfect meal to have when doing a dinner with friends outside, because you can prepare them ahead of time and let them bake while you enjoy the company of your friends. Whether in the oven or on a hot grill, the aromas that emit from this meal will totally knock your socks off.

I also used to make these up ahead of time and send them with the hubby and kids when they went on Indian Princess & Indian Guide weekend campouts. You know. So that the family could have more than the usual fare of steak and beans. Enjoy!

"Pork Chops And Veggies In A Pouch":

Ingredients (PER SERVING):

1 pork chop (2 halves) per person, per pouch (unless you have a very hearty eater)

1 medium sized potato, chopped

1/2 can of French style green beans, drained

 8 baby carrots, thinly sliced

1/4 green bell pepper, chopped

1/4 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)

2 Tablespoons onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

1 Tablespoon butter


1. For each serving you make, use a large piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper. It has to be big enough to enclose the meal entirely, sealing in the scrumptious juices.

2. Spray foil or parchment paper with cooking spray to avoid sticking. Place plump porkchop in center of same.

3. Then, you begin to build your meal, starting with the canned French style green beans.

4. Next, add the chopped potatoes and the carrots, bell peppers, onions, and crushed garlic (in that order.

5. Add approximately 1 Tablespoon of butter to the top of each pile, then salt & pepper to taste.

6. Seal foil as tightly as is possible. Place in preheated 350 degree oven and bake for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

7. You will be starving for it by the time it's done because the aromas during cooking will make you salivate profusely.

This is a great meal to let the kids help with because they always love building their own...