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Supper Dish

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Pounds, Cubed Pork (and/or Veal)
  • 1 Jar Diced Pimento
  • 1, Diced Green Pepper
  • 1, Diced Onion
  • 2 Cans Chicken and Rice Soup
  • 1 Can Cream Style Corn
  • 1/2 - 1 Pound American Cheese
  • 1 Pound, Medium Width Egg Noodles
  • 1/2 Sleeve, About 1/2 Cup Club Crackers

Supper Dish

An questionable family casserole

1 hour, 30 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Easy

This is a legendary and controversial casserole recipe from my family's history. Proceed with caution!

Supper Dish Ingredients

So, this recipe for Supper Dish has a great family history. The story behind this casserole is definitely better than the dish itself. My mom first told me about this recipe and it really sounded intriguing. Then, I called Grandma Jackie who confirmed the story. While my mom and aunts were growing up, they would always have Chop Suey (recipe to come) every Christmas Eve for their big family meal that night. Well, my mom and her sisters being kids, didn’t really care for it. One year, my mom’s Aunt Glady came up with this recipe to make for the kids. After trying it, most of the kids went back to eating the Chop Suey. When Grandma was remembering, she sure remembered that it was not well received, but that she didn’t think it was bad. Then, I read the ingredients and she immediately started suggesting ways to improve it.

All in all – it’s not terrible, but it is not remarkable either. My husband Scott and I made a pact that we’d try it (with a frozen pizza at the ready) and if it was terrible, we’d pitch it. Well, it was fine. We ate it. Afterwards, Scott, who is generally very positive and supportive, said, “We don’t need to have this again.” That’s the probably the harshest criticism he’s ever given anything. LOL. This is a great recipe to read about and maybe just leave it there.

If you do make it, Grandma had some suggestions from the recipe card which I did follow. She suggested adding an onion and then sautéing the green peppers, onions and pimentos before adding it all together. If I made it again, (I won’t) I would likely skip the creamed corn (YUCK!) and probably would use cheddar cheese. And I’d also… ugh, what am I talking about – I’m not making this again. I am looking forward to the Chop Suey recipe now though!

If you do try making Supper Dish – I hereby revoke any accountability. You are proceeding at your own risk! But I DO want to hear about it! Let me know what you thought in the comments or share a pic on Instagram (@bdhbakes).

 

Recipe Card

Steps:

  • Preheat the Oven to 350º 
  • Cube and Season Pork 

    Cut your pork into 1/2" to 1" cubes. Season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.

    Supper Dish Chop Pork
    Supper Dish Season Pork
  • Dice Veggies and Slice Cheese 

    Dice the green pepper and onion and set aside. Slice or cube cheese. Set aside.

    Supper Dish Chop Veggies
    Supper Dish Slice Cheese
  • Brown Pork (and/or Veal) 

    In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 1-2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat until hot. Add the cubed pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is browned all over. Remove the pork from the pot and onto a plate.

    Supper Dish Heat Oil
    Supper Dish Brown Pork
    Supper Dish Cooked Pork
    Supper Dish Set Pork Aside
  • Saute Veggies 

    Leave the fat and juices in the pot and add the diced onion, green pepper and pimento. Cook until softened and beginning to brown. About 5 minutes.

    Supper Dish Empty Pot
    Supper Dish Add Veggies
    Supper Dish Cook Veggies
  • Add Pork 

    Once the veggies are ready, add the pork back into the pot and stir to mix well. Remove from heat.

    Supper Dish Add Pork
  • Add Soup, Corn and Cheese 

    With the pot off the heat, immediately add the 2 cans of soup, the can of cream style corn and all the cheese. Stir well to combine and melt the cheese.

    Supper Dish Add Stuff
    Supper Dish Stir to Melt
  • Add Noodles 

    Add the egg noodles to the pot and stir to combine.

    Supper Dish Add Noodles
    Supper Dish Stir in Noodles
  • Top with Crackers and Bake 

    Crush the crackers over the dish and cover completely. Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour to an hour and a half, or until the crackers on top are nicely brown and the sauce is bubbling.

    Supper Dish Crush Crackers
  • Remove from Oven and Cool 

    When it's done baking, remove the pot from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

    Supper Dish All Done

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