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I made my mama’s recipe tonight for dinner. One bite in, I’m instantly 10 yrs old again

Mama’s Casserole Chops has a special place in my heart because it represents my mom’s amazing love and dedication to our family. Even with her crazy schedule, she would whip up this dish like a boss using a simple slow cooker. Picture this: juicy chops, sliced onions, and tomatoes layered together, while she worked her magic on a sauce made with tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown vinegar, and beef stock. It wasn’t just a tasty meal; it was her way of showing us how much she cared and hustled to give us a better life.Those Casserole Chops were more than food—they were a symbol of my mom’s resourcefulness and unwavering commitment. Every time I took a bite of those tender and flavorful chops, it reminded me of her incredible sacrifices and the endless love she poured into our lives. It was like she transformed basic ingredients into a delicious masterpiece, representing her strength and dedication in a way that I’ll never forget. Mama’s Casserole Chops will always have a special place in my heart, reminding me of her superhero-like powers and the profound impact she had on our family.

Before we get to the recipe, I’ve included a few FAQs on this recipe:What is brown vinegar?Brown vinegar, also known as malt vinegar, is a type of vinegar made from fermented malted barley or grains. It has a rich, deep brown color and a distinct, pungent flavor. Brown vinegar is commonly used as a condiment in various cuisines, adding a tangy and acidic taste to dishes such as fish and chips, pickles, and salad dressings. It is also used for culinary purposes, as a tenderizer for meats, and as a household cleaning agent due to its acidity and antimicrobial properties.Mama’s Casserole Pork Chops

Ingredients4-5 pork chops1 onion, sliced1 tomato, sliced1/3 cup tomato sauce1/4 cup brown vinegar1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce1 cup beef stock1 tablespoon brown sugarOptional: crushed garlic, chili flakesInstructions:1. In a slow cooker, layer the chops, sliced onion, and sliced tomato. (Optional: As always, browning the chops before putting into slow cooker will enhance the flavor.)2. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown vinegar, beef stock, brown sugar, crushed garlic (if desired), and chili flakes (if desired).3. Pour the sauce mixture over the chops, onion, and tomato in the slow cooker.4. Cook on high for approximately 3 hours or until chops are tender. (Note: Cook times can vary depending on slow cooker.)5. About 30 minutes before serving, thicken the sauce by dissolving cornstarch in cold water to create a slurry. Stir slurry into slow cooker and continue cooking until the sauce thickens.

Serve the casserole chops while hot and enjoy the delicious flavors that will transport you back in time.

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