My grandma was a genius in the kitchen. She was known for being able to make the most delicious meals out of just a few ingredients. This is one of the dishes she used to make quite often, and like so many of her others, one of my very favorites. This is also one of the easiest recipes to make, too.
This is pretty much all you’ll need. I have 2 large tubs of baby spinach and 2 bags of spinach (I bought the bags because they were out of the tubs). Spinach wilts down to almost nothing, so you need a lot. You’ll need some pork chops, a small onion, oil, salt/pepper and water. That’s it!
You will also need a large pot. Add some oil to the bottom, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Grandma always used olive oil, but I love cooking with coconut oil.
Next, cut up your onion into tiny pieces. I only used half of an onion, because it was pretty large. I like to finely chop mine with my Kuuk onion chopper.
Once your oil gets hot, pour the onions into your pan, and let them fry for a few minutes.
I usually buy thin pork chops, but the store only had thick ones, so I sliced them in half to make them thinner.
Once your onions have been cooking for a few minutes, add your pork chops. Cook them on both sides until they are cooked through.
Once your pork chops are all cooked, add half of your spinach to the pan, and then fill the pan about 1/3 of the way with water. You don’t want to add too much water because the spinach wilts down very quickly and your broth will be too watery.
Add some salt, give it a stir, loosening the pork chops from the bottom of the pan, and then add the rest of your spinach.
My pan is actually quite large, and you can see that the uncooked spinach fills the pan right up to the top.
Give it another stir and add a little more salt. Leave it on high heat for 15 minutes.
This is what all that spinach wilts down to!
After 15 minutes on high heat, turn it down to a simmer, and let it simmer for about an hour. Keep stirring occasionally.
When it’s done, just pour into a bowl and enjoy. The pork chops will be so tender, and the spinach and broth just takes on the most delicious flavor. Chris enjoys it so much, he even drinks the broth when he’s done. This is an excellent way to add more green vegetables to your diet, too! Healthy, easy and delicious.
Four years ago today, my grandma passed away. I’m guessing she’s looking down at me, seeing me sharing her recipes with the world and she probably feels like a celebrity, with her recipes on the “little tv” (what she used to call my computer monitors, lol) Grandma was the most adorable, loving woman, and I miss her SO much!
Thank you, Grandma, for sharing your recipes and so much more with me! Love and miss you always ♥ ♥