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09-10-2009, 12:40 PM #1
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Quick Pork Cassoulet (French Recipes)
Makes: 4 servings
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 pork loin chops (1 lb.), 1/2 inch thick
1/4 lb. kielbasa, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (10-1/2 oz.) condensed beef broth
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1 can (19 oz.) cannellini beans or other white beans, drained, rinsed
2 Tbsp. each: flour and water
HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 min. on each side or until browned on both sides. Move to one side of skillet. Add kielbasa, carrots, onions and garlic; cook 2 min., stirring occasionally.
ADD broth, bay leaf and thyme; stir. Cover skillet with lid. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 25 min. or until chops are cooked through. Stir in beans.
MIX flour and water. Add to ingredients in skillet; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
How to Prevent Pork Chops from Curling: Score the fat at 1-inch intervals around each chop to prevent it from curling.
Keeping It Safe: Always remember to remove and discard bay leaves from your recipe before serving. Since they don't soften during the cooking process, they result in an unpleasant mouthful.