October 14, 2010

Porkchops a la Necessity


Sometimes we cook out of necessity, right? I mean we're hungry (starving, even), and it might seem like a better idea to order out. But there's that leftover onion or tomato or pork in the fridge that you know needs to be eaten. Hence, Porkchops a la Necessity was born!

A potent combination of pork and spices, simmered together with potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic. Sometimes necessity works! It being the mother of invention and all. Enjoy!


3 porkchops
2 medium potatoes, sliced
4 carrots, sliced
2 clove garlic, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1/4-1/2 cup water
spices: thyme, rosemary, pepper, and salt to taste
optional: oil to sear porkchops


1. If searing the porkchops, place a little oil in a large pot, pat spices all over the chops, and sear both sides on medium high heat until they begin to brown.
2. Turn down to medium low heat and add in the veggies. Add the water until it almost covers everything.
3. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until veggies are soft and pork is fully cooked through.


  1. Awesome! Doesn't it feel good to make something out of nothing, save money, and not waste food?

  2. Definitely. It's one of my favorite things!