Let Them Eat Pork {And A Costco Gift Card Giveaway!}

Remember earlier this week when I was going on excitedly about pork? I know you’ve been waiting with your corn bread in one hand and coleslaw in the other to see what recipe I have come up with.  It’s a contest, and I am up against some fantastic bloggers, so this is really fun!

As you know, I graduated from the University of Georgia.  While I was there, I took one too many philosophy classes and am an expert deconstructionist with nothing to deconstruct.  Until now.

I took apart a favorite recipe of mine, Brunswick Stew, then put it back together to make an easy, week day meal using boneless pork chops.

Pork Chops with Brunswick Relish

  • 2 18 ounce bottles of regular flavored barbeque sauce.  Or if you buy it by the gallon like I do; 4 cups.
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup lima beans {thawed, but not cooked if using frozen}
  • 1 cup corn {thawed, but not cooked if }using frozen
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup cooking sherry
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper
  • hot pepper sauce

Preheat the oven to 350.  Let it heat up while you are making the sauce. You’ll have more than enough, but that’s what your cornbread is for; to mop it up.

In a casserole dish, mix barbeque sauce, brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worchestershire sauce, and liquid smoke. Set aside.

Next, brown the chops to seal in the flavor.  Heat olive oil a frying pan.  When hot, place all of the pork chops in the pan.  Brown about 2-3 minutes on both sides.  Turn the pan off, but don’t put it in the sink or wipe it out, just leave it on the stove.

Place the browned pork chops in the casserole pan, and using a spoon, cover them well with sauce.  Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until the pork registers 160 on a meat thermometer.

Next, make the relish.  It might be a little spicy, but that’s what the coleslaw is for; to cool your mouth off. {You don’t have to make it spicy; you can always leave the hot sauce out and let everyone decide for themselves what temperature they want it.}

Heat the frying pan back up.  You should still have plenty of olive oil left.  Scrap the bits of pork left in the pan up from the bottom of it using a spatula; that’s the good stuff.  Add the onion, and cook until softened and browned.

Next, add the lima beans, corn, and cooking sherry.  Cook at medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Add the tomatoes, and turn down the heat to a simmer.  Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, then add salt and pepper.  If everyone in your family likes the same amount of ‘heat’ add four good shakes of hot pepper sauce.  If not, just skip this step.  Cover, and turn the heat off the burner.

When the pork chops are done, remove from pan, bringing along extra sauce.  Top with Brunswick Relish.  If it is not already abundantly clear; cole slaw and cornbread are pretty much mandatory.

OK are you ready to WIN a $25 Costco gift card?

Just leave a comment with your favorite pork recipe (not the whole thing, just the name of it, unless you REALLY want to, then go for it!)  I’ll contact the winner by email Tuesday, October 11.

You should really go visit the other bloggers that are in this challenge! {Psst – they are also giving away Costco gift cards!}

Kelly, Kansas City Mamas http://www.kansascitymamas.com
Stefany, To Be Thode http://www.tobethode.com
Lisa, Life With Lisa http://www.lifewithlisa.com
Piera, Jolly Mom http://www.jollymom.com
Jessica, A Parent in Silver Spring http://aparentinsilverspring.com
Erin, A Parenting Production http://www.aparentingproduction.com
Fadra, All Things Fadra http://www.allthingsfadra.com
Marybeth, Baby Goodbuys http://www.babygoodbuys.com
Deb, Just A Mom’s Take On Things… http://www.momstakeonthings.com
Jen, Thrifty Northwest Mom http://www.thriftynorthwestmom.com
Candace, Dealectable Mommies http://dealectiblemommies.com
Sara, Deal’icious Mom http://www.dealiciousmom.com
Angie, My Four Monkeys http://myfourmonkeys.com
Linda, Frugal Philly Mom http://www.frugalphillymom.com

I am working with Costco, the National Pork Board, and TheMotherhood and am receiving a stipend.  All opinions and recipes are my own.

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  1. Pork is by far my favorite meat! Just tonight we had pork tenderloin with roasted apples and onions. Yum! My favorite, though, is either pulled pork BBQ or just plain old crisp bacon! Yum yum!

  2. Shannon Giles says:

    I love Pulled Pork!

  3. Jessie C. says:

    I like Pork Chops With Apples and Cranberries
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  4. Slow cooker Sesame Pork Ribs — YUM!

  5. Pork (chops, ribs…) in the crock pot with BBQ sauce- not particularly innovative but extrememly easy for busy days! 😉

  6. Favorite pork recipe….that would have to be pork chops supreme, a baked pork chop dish with mushroom sauce….Delicious !

  7. I like this Portuguese Pork with Red Peppers recipe–http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Portuguese-Pork-with-Red-Peppers/Detail.aspx

  8. I like bbq pork ribs

  9. If I ate pork, in the slow cooker with Honeycrisp apples would be my go-to. 😉

  10. Pork Loin in the crockpot; I use cream of mushroom soup, water, onions and potatoes

  11. Abby Jensen says:

    I love pulled pork! There is a restaurant in TN called Baldwins and they have te best pulled pork ever with their own BBQ sauce for it. I love to slow cook the pork and sauce together in a crock pot and we eat it as sandwiches, or with tortilla chips or even as wraps. Sooooo good!!

  12. Ashlee LaVallee says:

    Pulled pork in the slow cooker with homemade BBQ sauce. It’s so good!

  13. mm, we love to grind it up and make dumplings. There’s also grilled pork ribs

  14. My favorite pork recipe is Chinese hot and sour soup!