Sheet Pan Oven Fried Pork Chops with Marinated Brussels Sprouts and Tater Tots (of course!)

After a long day of yard work in the hot sun, I found myself with pork chops waiting to be grilled and the grill-master fighting a losing battle against the sandman – perfect opportunity for me to do another sheet pan dinner!

I also had been working outside in the vegetable garden, where I’m in the process of transitioning from the winter garden to the summer garden. In addition to a healthy crop of weeds that grew exponentially` during a cold snap, I also found enough Brussels sprouts to put up a few pints in the freezer and roast some for dinner. 

This time I decided to forego the packaged dry dressing mix and spice the sprouts up myself using garlic powder, onions, bacon, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. 

Sheet Pan Oven Fried Pork Chops with Marinated Brussels Sprouts and Tater Tots (of course!)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

In addition to a healthy crop of weeds that grew exponentially` during a cold snap, I also found enough Brussels sprouts to put up a few pints in the freezer and roast some for dinner. 

This time I decided to forego the packaged dry dressing mix and spice the sprouts up myself using garlic powder, onions, bacon, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.   

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: WW
Ingredients
Brussels Sprouts
  • 20 ea Brussels sprouts cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 1/2 ea yellow onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
Pork Chops
  • 2 ea pork chops 1/2" thick
  • 2 tbsp onion soup mix packaged or homemade*
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs finely crushed
  • 1 ea egg slightly beaten
Instructions
Marinating Brussels Sprouts
  1. Cut Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise and slice onion

  2. Place Brussels sprouts halves and onions in a gallon zip-lock bag

  3. Add olive oil and shake bag to coat

  4. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder; shake to coat

  5. Add bacon and balsamic vinegar, seal bag, and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours, turning bag over at least once ** 

Putting the Pan Together
  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F

  2. Line a large cookie sheet with nonstick foil

  3. Empty Brussels sprouts onto one end of cookie sheet

  4. Combine onion soup mix and bread crumbs on a paper plate or flat dish

  5. Dip pork chops in beaten egg and coat with soup/crumb mixture

  6. Place in center of cookie sheet

  7. Place tater tots or other starch of choice on other end of cookie sheet

  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pork is cooked through and sprouts are tender.

Recipe Notes

*Homemade onion soup mix

**I marinated overnight

Serve with side salad or fruit - shown with homemade Coleslaw

©2018 Warrior Woman's Kitchen

 

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