Italiano pork chops

    1 hour 25 min

    Flavourful, tender pork chops with a little bit of Italian pizzazz! Lovely with a creamy mash on the side.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 150g sliced mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 pork loin chops
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 1 (400g) tin Italian chopped tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 120ml water, if necessary
    • 1 large green pepper, sliced into 6 pieces

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Stir in mushrooms; cook and stir until mushrooms are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and set aside.
    2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the pork chops, browning on both sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Place the pork chops on a plate, then drain all but 1 tablespoon of drippings from the pan. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
    3. Pour in the tomatoes, then season with basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Transfer the pork chops back to the pan; cover and simmer until the pork chops are tender and no longer pink in the centre, about 45 minutes. Stir in some water if the mixture becomes too dry. Place the green pepper on top of the pork and add the reserved mushrooms. Continue to simmer until the green pepper is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.


    Don't add the green pepper wedges until your chops are cooked through, otherwise, they will turn to mush.

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    Followed the recipe as written. These were good, but not great. I would highly suggest seasoning the pork chops with salt and pepper as you're browning them, because although the sauce is flavorful enough, the chops themselves were on the bland side. Also, my chops turned out dry and I don't know if this was due to the long simmering time or what. On the plus side, this recipe is easy and presents nicely.  -  22 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The secret to moist pork chops is to use bone in chops. The boneless chops dry out during the simmering process.  -  19 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These pork chops were tender and juicy and had a lot of flavor. We loved them! I followed the recipe except for the mushrooms (didn't have any) and I left out the salt (personal preference). This is a terrific quick and easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love.  -  16 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)