How I served leftover pork chops

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crankybuzzard, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Earlier this week when I was prepping some pork loins for Canadian bacon, the wife came in and asked me to cut off some chops from one of them.  I cut 6 chops out, smoked and grilled them, and we had chops for supper.  We had 4 left over that we were going to vac pack and freeze, but an unexpected guest last night changed my plans.  Unexpected to ME that is, it seems my bride forgot to mention that Allison was coming to town on THURSDAY for the weekend and not FRIDAY NIGHT like we had discussed...  [​IMG]

    Since the guest was a female friend of my wife, I decided I needed to be in the kitchen and NOT in the same room with them.  When those 2 get together, no man is safe from harassment!  [​IMG]

    Since an unplanned meal was needed, I looked to the chops in the frig.  I decided that I'd simmer the chops in some sort of gravy until they were really tender and then serve them over rice.

    In butter, I sauteed some garlic, onions, and fresh herbs from the garden.

    I then added some homemade beef stock to the veggies and put the chops in to begin simmering down.  I allowed the beef stock to boil off until I stated to get a thick consistency.

    Once the beef stock had simmered off and I began to get a thick "gravy", I added 2 cups of tomatoes that were pureed.  Then the pot was covered and allowed to simmer for almost 2 hours.

    About 1.5 hours into the simmer, I removed each chop and chopped it up some, and added it back to the pot so that I would have a sort of shredded meat in my sauce.

    I then let it simmer until the ladies were ready to eat, and served it over rice.

    It turned out really well!  This will probably be something we do regularly with some left over meats.
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  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's a great idea and it looked very tasty. But, where do you get this "left-over" meat that you speak of?
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it CB That looks awesome nice job!! [​IMG]

  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HA!  You're not the first to ask that question!

    I have a bad habit of cooking for 6 when it's only me and the wife at home.  Now, we only had 2 boys, but they each ate enough for 2!  Still do actually.

    I also travel quite a bit and vac packed frozen goodies keep the wife happy while I'm gone.

    Hey DS, thanks for the points, not sure this is worthy, but sure is appreciated!
  5. chewmeister

    chewmeister Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Good use of the leftovers and tasty I'll bet. [​IMG]
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I'd Eat That,That meat looked like it was ready to fall apart.Nice job CB



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