One humble pan, minimal prep, a few ingredients and dinner is served.
By Lynn Andriani
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Fast Flavor from an Ingredient You Weren't Expecting
In her new book, Come Home to Supper: Over 200 Casseroles, Skillets, and Sides (Desserts, Too!) to Feed Your Family with Love, Christy Jordan shares a last-minute pork-chop recipe that can be a lifesaver. It calls for a total of four ingredients (including the pork) and might even be on the table in 20 minutes (25, max). You simply brown the chops in a skillet with a bit of oil (cast-iron works best, since it distributes heat better than almost any other material), pour in a sauce made from cola and ketchup and let everything simmer for 15 minutes. What's left in the pan after the meat is done cooking is a caramelized, slightly sweet, thickened sauce that's delicious over rice.