Flavorful, tender pork chops with Italian pizzazz. Great served over noodles.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet 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.

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  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the skillet 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 skillet. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour in the tomatoes, then season with basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Transfer the pork chops back to the skillet; cover and simmer until the pork chops are tender and no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. Stir in some water if the mixture becomes too dry. Place the bell pepper on top of the pork, then add the reserved mushrooms. Continue to simmer until the bell pepper is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note

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

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 25.3g 51% DV; carbohydrates 7.8g 3% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 63mg 21% DV; sodium 339.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
The secret to moist pork chops is to use bone in chops. The boneless chops dry out during the simmering process. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
The secret to moist pork chops is to use bone in chops. The boneless chops dry out during the simmering process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2011
Delicious! I scaled this to 2 servings, but made half of the sauce. I used a mix a colored peppers and sautéed them separately, topping the chops with them when plating. The flavor of this is excellent, perfectly seasoned. The only thing I would change next time is to cut back on the simmering time because my chops dried out a bit, even though I used a very low simmer. But that is an easy fix and I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2012
I've made this a quite few times so now I know what changes need to be made. I make 2 chops but use a whole can of tomatoes. There just isn't enough sauce and adding water dilutes it so use more tomatoes, about double the amount. The cook time is way too much. I seared 2 mins on each side. They should be brown but not fully cooked. Simmered for 15 mins, not 45 and another 5 after adding the mushrooms and bell pepper. Added more mushrooms to make it a whole meal so I didn't have to make a side of veggies. Granted, if you use really thick chops, you may want to simmer them longer but I would't suggest 45 mins. I also throw in some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Not necessary because the sauce is delicious but I wanted some spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2011
I absolutely loved these pork chops! The only thing I did was added a little bit more seasoning since my family likes their food spicy but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and it was a sure hit! It's been added to my recipe box for future use. The chops are juicy and tender...try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2012
I put this in my Recipe Box because of it seemed to be a very healthy recipe...according to the nutritional information...although I wonder if it was calculated correctly?? Anyway..it was quite simple to make and it was VERY tasty! I used a 540 ml can of Alymers Cracked Black Peppercord and Roasted Garlic stewed tomatoes and the flavour was AMAZING! I used a red pepper but otherwise I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. The sauce was so good it might be good as a pasta sauce on it's own and I will defiantly try this with chicken. I did try this with chicken..not as good..something about the pork chops I guess! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2015
Very good, easy to make and presents nicely. I did use bone in chops so they didn't dry out and added red wine in place of the water for a tad more flavor. Wine for the sauce and wine for the cook. Doesn't get much better than that! Served over polenta and with a simple side salad. Thank you lutzflcat for the recipe. Will go into my favorites file! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
These pork chops are very good. I use diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the regular tomatoes and added black greek olives. Read More
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