Simple Dinner Recipe: Easy Breaded Pork Chops and Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Bake
By Brandy Summers
When you don't feel like making a big effort to make dinner for the night, you need a simple dinner plan that you can count on to deliver a tasty meal. There's nothing easier to prepare than the humble pork chop.
Like chicken, pork chops are great for preparing cheap, easy meals that still have that good, old fashioned homemade taste. While plain pork chops are good, breaded pork chops are even better. But, at first, it may seem like a little too much work for a simple meal.
Fortunately, there's an easy way to make breaded pork chops. As you'll see in our Easy Breaded Pork Chops recipe, all you need is a package of chops, some flour, eggs, crushed crackers and some margarine.
Even someone who doesn't cook much can whip up these chops in no time.
=> Easy Breaded Pork Chops
6 pork chops, 1/2 cup of flour, 2 eggs, beaten, 15 Ritz style crackers, crushed, 2 tablespoons of margarine.
Add the flour to a medium sized bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs. In a third bowl, add in the crushed crackers.
In a large skillet, melt the margarine over medium heat.
Coat each pork chop on both sides in the flour, then in the eggs, then dip in the cracker crumb mixture. Cook the chops on both sides until completely done and no pink is showing.
=> Cola Pork Chops
1 cup of ketchup, 1 cup of regular cola (any brand), 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 8 pork chops, salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine the ketchup, cola and the brown sugar.
Place the pork chops into a baking dish and pour the cola mixture on top. Be sure to coat the chops well. Sprinkle the chops with salt and pepper.
Bake for 1 hour or until the chops are completely done.
Now, you need a great side dish to go along with your pork chops. Macaroni and cheese made with Velveeta cheese is a classic that many people love. Keeping with our simple dinner theme, all you need to make this delicious dish is a box of macaroni, some butter and flour, milk, and of course, Velveeta cheese.
=> Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Bake
1 (16 oz.) box of Macaroni - uncooked, 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, 1/2 cup of all purpose flour, 4 cups of milk, 1 (14 oz.) package of Velveeta cheese, cut into chunks, salt and pepper to taste, 8 slices of Velveeta cheese.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking oil or spray.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to bubble and thickens.
Put in the chunks of Velveeta and allow them to melt. Add in the salt and the pepper.
Pour the uncooked macaroni into the baking dish, then pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and place individual cheese slices on top.
Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or when you see that the cheese slices on top have melted. Allow dish to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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