Earlier today I typed in "Cajun smothered pork chops" and this is what it brought up. I thought it looked very similar to our dish. My recipe varies in the fact I don't use bell pepper (the kids wouldn't eat it if I added all of that), celery, or tomato paste. But all of that sounds pretty good!
Here is a photo of my version.
I would say it could be called a pork gumbo. I can't even tell you where I got my recipe. I think it must have been inspired by something I had as a child; watching my mom or mawmaw cooking. But I suppose I just developed it on my own through the years. I'm sure it isn't unique in the least. I am sure that many of you have your own version of the same thing. I do know that it is very tasty, and my family really enjoys it.
Smothered Pork Chops/Spicy Ricey
4-5 pork chops
1 pound of sausage, sliced
3 T. oil
1 onion thinly sliced
Before cooking, season pork chops with Tony's, black pepper and
seasoning of your choice
Put oil into skillet and add seasoned pork chops
brown on each side.
Add sliced onions and garlic
pour in enough water to cover pork chops
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat and put a lid on the skillet
Cook until meat is done and tender
Serve over rice and enjoy!
The pan juices, oil and water combine to make a very tasty gravy
If pork chops were seasoned properly the gravy will be spicy.
I have put all of the ingredients into the crock pot and cooked them over night and until supper the following evening and it has turned out delicious! The meat is so tender it falls off the bone. YUM!