Au Gratin Spinach ‘n’ Pork
This dish is nice and rich, which makes it a good choice when you crave comfort food. It's a complete family meal all by itself. With rolls and a salad, it's perfect company casserole.—Sandy Szwarc, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 bacon strips, diced
- 1 pound pork chop suey meat
- 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, saute onions in oil and butter until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. In the same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain.
- In the drippings, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink. Add spinach and garlic; cook and stir for 6 minutes or until heated through. Drain thoroughly. Stir in the lemon zest, fennel seed, salt, pepper, 1/3 cup Swiss cheese and bacon.
- Place half of the onions in a greased 1-qt. baking dish; top with pork mixture and remaining onions (dish will be full). Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining Swiss cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until pork is tender and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 292 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.
Apr 25, 2015
I've been making this for years. It's a good way to use thin pork chop cuts when your sick of making them the old fashioned way.
Sep 3, 2013
What is pork chop suey meat?