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What is the temperature needed to bake 1.5 lb boneless pork chops with 2 potatoes and mushrooms in an enameled dutch oven and for how long?

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I would suggest an oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 degrees Celsius) and to use a meat thermometer for an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius). It would probably take about 20-25 minutes if you sear the meat before putting it in the oven.

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    The thermometer is a good idea, but 63 Celsius surprises me. Even if this were the final temperature, it would be quite into "well done" territory. In reality, you have to take thermal carryover into account. In another dish, that would be about 5 Celsius, but assuming the chops are left in the Dutch oven - and people who bake them with vegetables usually leave them in the vessel - I would suspect much more. So I'd probably bake it to 48 or 50 Celsius and expect them to reach 58-60 for a medium doneness. – rumtscho Mar 23 '17 at 17:46
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    It's the USDA recommended temperature for pork's internal temperature so I didn't really want to recommend anything lower, but you're being a bit more reasonable. – CMB92 Mar 23 '17 at 17:54
  • Ah OK, the OP did not specify if they wanted a safe temperature or not. – rumtscho Mar 23 '17 at 17:55
  • 20 to 25 minutes is unlikely to be sufficient for potatoes unless they're cut rather small. – Catija Mar 23 '17 at 18:34
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    @Tracey this is a very basic question, I would suggest that you read through our FAQ on how to cook meat such that it is not dry. See What makes a moist steak or roast. Liquids have nothing to do with it, it is always the wrong combination of time and temperature. – rumtscho Mar 24 '17 at 12:16

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