Pork Chop Casserole…A Better For You Recipe From Sweet Basil

Healthy Pork Chop CasseroleA healthy, but yummy  version of a  classic comfort food. 

8 pork chops
1/2 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. chopped bell peppers
2 tbsp. each of chopped rosemary, Italian basil, parsley and oregano
1 tbsp. thyme
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 c. water
3 c. brown rice (cooked, almost done) 
1 1/2- 2lbs. frozen or fresh chopped vegetables (such as mixed with corn, peas and carrots)
1 tsp. each of salt and pepper 
Pour a small amount of oil, such as pecan or olive oil into a large skillet, heat on medium. Place pork chops and in the skillet and brown on both sides. Lift chops out of skillet. Place in onion, green peppers and herbs; cook until tender. Add a small amount of shortening, if needed to cook onions and peppers. Add mushroom soup, water, rice, and peas mixture into a greased 2 quart baking dish. Arrange 1/2 pork chops over the rice and peas. Add the rest of rice and peas and top with the remaining pork chops. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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Recipe provided by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil, and tested by J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia.

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