Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Parmesan Black Beans

I feel funny posting this recipe because the first step is, Open and drain one can of black beans. Enjoy this, it's a great little side dish.

1 Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 grated Parmesan (or Romano, or mixture of both) Cheese

Heat beans in a small sauce pan, stirring frequently
Add cheese and salt.
stir until heated through and cheese is melted, enjoy.

Goes great with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

I"M BACK!!! yay! This whole pregant thing has been killing me lately. Let's keep it simple and say, some of our dinners have been creative at best and NOT blog worthy! Ha ha don't be sorry you missed out. Food just hasn't sounded good ya know, my poor husband, who loves GOOD food almost as much as anything, has been a great sport though and I think i'm back in action. At least for today :)

Now, the latest love.

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops with Parmesan Black Beans and Peaches. MMMMM!!!!!

This recipe was one of the easiest things i've ever made and was delicious. Best part, the whole house smelled like I was an insanely good cook, you should have seen the Mr's face when he walked in from work, a little smile and a sniff in the air. Pay off, right there. Make this. Tonight. and Tomorrow, and maybe the next day too....

2 Boneless Pork Chops
Sour Cream (enough to coat chops, about 3/4 C)
Breadcrumbs to coat chops
a few shakes Basil, Rosemary and Thyme to add a little kick to the breadcrumbs, or just buy the Italian Flavored Breadcrumbs, that would be easier. 
3/4 C grated Romano/Parmesan Cheese. I mixed my cheeses and it was yummy but you could just do Parmesan if you wanted.
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Olive oil

Place cheese in one pie plate, sour cream in one pie plate, breadcrumbs and spices in one pie plate. 
Dry pork chops and season both sides, thoroughly, with salt and pepper. Dip in cheese, make sure both sides are well coated. Dip in sour cream, again make sure both sides are well covered, and finally dip in breadcrumbs, making sure both sides are well covered. If your breadcrumbs aren't sticking very well throw them in the fridge for a few minutes and that should help.

*to make this dish a little lower cal substitute eggs (2) for the sour cream. I didn't have any eggs (I know who doesn't have eggs, we are in need of a grocery run in a BAD way) so I used sour cream and it helped keep the pork chops super tender. You choose. 

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and cook Pork Chops through, about 6 minutes on each side.

(*If you are opposed to eating pork I think this recipe would make some amazing chicken too)

Can you say EASY!!!!!!!!
Enjoy this recipe, we loved it, let me know what you thought!