HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

Save Three Dry Pork Chops!

I did something stupid. Once again. I overcooked porkchops and I don't wan't to toss them. What can I do to them to make a decent meal. Anything? Any suggestions ?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Cube it fine, add some potatoes and peppers and make a hash. Chop/shred it and add to barbecue sauce for sandwiches or red chile/enchilada sauce for tacos. Chop/shred and simmer in a spaghetti sauce with some olives and red wine. It will be even better if you let any of these preparations sit in the fridge a day after you make them so the pork can absorb the sauce.

    1. Thank you. All three ideas work for me.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Voyageur2010

        You're welcome. It's so easy to overcook pork.

      2. I've cubed it and wonder if it's possible to slow-cook the meat into tenderness without breaking it down.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Voyageur2010

          I think it will turn into shreds in the slow cooker. But they'd be moist shreds. -- Ropa vieja? http://markbittman.com/leftover-boile...

        2. Sliced and Julienned, soaked in some chicken broth, soy, rice wine vinegar and sherry for a few houys, remove the meat and heat the sauce.

          Stir fry some veggies, or make some pasta or rice with veggies. About 3 mins before ready, throw the pork into the hot marinade to heat(take it off the heat)

          1. My husband takes the meat and cuts it into strips and then braises it with BBQ sauce and onions. One of those things leftover from being a man from the South living in an apartment with a bunch of other guys.