I don’t make pork very often, well actually almost never. Dave likes it, but I have never been a big fan. I’ve had some pork dinners that were good, but more often than not, I dislike the taste immensely. When I was skimming through the Campbell’s cookbook, I noticed a pork chop recipe made with cream of mushroom soup and it looked like something Dave might like. Then when I was grocery shopping, they had pork steak on sale. Pork, when on sale, can be super cheap. I don’t usually buy it, but I thought I would see what I could do with it since it was such a bargain. I bought a ¾ lb. pork steak for about 2 bucks. Once I cut the bone and the fat off it was about 10 ounces of meat. The Campbell’s recipe is for pork chops, but I thought it might work for the pork steak too. I altered a couple of things from the original recipe, but it’s pretty close. Much to my surprise, it turned out to be delicious. I’m not sure how the numbers will work out, but for now, I’m just trying to find new recipes. Later I will work on making those recipes a little bit healthier.
1 TBSP Olive oil
1 Pork Steak
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
¼ cup of water
In a medium skillet on medium heat, I sautéed a minced clove of garlic in a ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Once the edges of the garlic were brown, I turned the heat off. Then I removed the garlic and wiped some of the oil out of the pan. I wiped a little bit of oil on one side of the pork steak. I turned the heat to medium high. When the skillet was hot, I put the pork steak in with the non-oiled side down. I let that cook for about five minutes. After the first side was seared, I flipped it and cooked for about 4 more minutes (until the pork hit 145 degrees). Then I turned the burner off and removed the pork steak. I set the pork aside on a plate, then I turned the burner back onto medium and added the ¼ cup of water. I added the soup to the water, stirred it up and brought it to a bubbly boil. Then I returned the pork steak to the pan, turned the heat down to low, covered and cooked for about five more minutes. I served the pork steak with rice and green beans.
As I said before, this was surprisingly delicious for a person who doesn’t tend to like pork.