The Fall/holiday season is an incredibly busy time in my home. Between sports, school activities and family gatherings I can often get a little overwhelmed with my daily desire to put a delicious meal on my family table. Even more difficult is finding all natural products that come from animals raised in the USA and meeting the USDA Process Verified standards to start my meal with. So when Smithfield Pork asked me to give their new All Natural line a try around my family table, I was ready to get cooking and see what delicious meal I could whip up. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Smithfield at Walmart.
My guys aren’t really picky eaters. As long as I put a hot meal on the table for them every night, they are pretty happy. But me? Well, I’m a little more discerning when it comes to my food. Recently I’ve been learning more about the effects of steroids and hormones in foods and I’ve been on a quest to provide the best meals possible for my family without sacrificing taste or quality.
So when I recently was challenged to whip up a delicious dinner featuring Smithfield All Natural Pork, I instantly knew what I wanted to make. You see, during the week simple meals are my jam. After all, remember how I said I have literally no time to spend in the kitchen? So I decided the only thing to do was whip up an easy yet flavorful family favorite…breaded mustard pork chops.
Now, I know you’re totally drooling over this amazing dish! And I’ll be honest, it’s always been a family favorite! But recently when I purchased Smithfield All Natural Pork at Walmart, I knew it could be made even better.
These tender cuts of pork which don’t have added steroids or hormones and are free of artificial ingredients are the perfect starting point for this flavorful Fall recipe! And honestly, you’re not going to believe how easy they are to whip up on busy (or not-so-busy) nights.
What You Will Need:
1/2 Cup of Spicy Brown Mustard
1/2 Cup of Regular Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
How To Make It:
I started by pouring my mustard onto a shallow plate and spreading it out a little bit. Then I opened my package of Smithfield All Natural Pork Chops and added them one at a time to the plate of mustard. My goal was to really get a thick coating of mustard on each side of the pork.
Once I had mustard on both sides of the pork, I moved my pork chop to my next plate which had a mixture of the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on it.
After turning my pork in the bread crumbs mixture a few times to make sure it was completely covered, I was ready to place it into my greased glass cooking pan.
Once I had repeated the process for each of my pork chops, I placed them in the pan just touching each other and they were ready to go into the oven on 350 degrees.
Thirty minutes later (cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the pork being used) my pork chops came out of the oven golden and delicious!
The best part was that the mustard and bread crumb mixture had formed a coating for the pork, ensuring that the center was moist and delicious with each and every bite. All I had to do was transfer them to a plate, add some simple sides like dressing and broccoli slaw and I had a meal that I could feel great about serving!
This easy family dinner always brings my guys running to the table and the combination of crunchy crusting and spicy mustard coating delivers a taste they can’t get enough of! And now that I’m being able to make this favorite dish with all natural products from Smithfield, I feel even better about serving it.
The taste and quality in itself would be reason enough for my to choose Smithfield for my family’s dinners. But it gets even better! In addition to delivering natural pork products through the convenience of my local Walmart, Smithfield is also making a difference in communities across the country. By providing local jobs to community members, supporting both national and local causes and partnering and supporting regional farm families across the country, they are showing that natural pork I can feel good about serving is just the start of what they can do!
So as you go through your busy weekdays searching for a meal you can feel great about serving, start with Smithfield Natural Pork products at Walmart. Try my simple recipe. Whip up your own. But no matter what you make, feel great about feeding your family the quality of Smithfield Pork!
Now that I’ve shared what I’m whipping up, I’d love to know what you’d make using Smithfield All Natural Pork.