Rich, tasty, and easy to make with delicious, on hand ingredients! Serve with egg noodles, if you want.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat, and quickly brown the pork chops on both sides. Transfer chops to platter, and keep warm.

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  • Reduce skillet heat to medium, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in the sugar, chili powder, fennel, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Stir in the tomato sauce, water, and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a boil.

  • Return the pork chops to the skillet. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes. Remove cover, and continue cooking 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

193.4 calories; protein 12.8g 26% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; fat 12.4g 19% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 339.8mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
We loved this recipe. We made a few minor changes by deleting the fennel and using diced tomatoes instead of sauce. I also did not use the water. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2005
This is not a good dish at all. The pork came out tough. The taste was all tomato. We all agreed over dinner that we would not make this dish again. Read More
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258 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 129
  • 4 star values: 93
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
We loved this recipe. We made a few minor changes by deleting the fennel and using diced tomatoes instead of sauce. I also did not use the water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2008
This recipe was yummy. I served it over basmati rice and my husband loved it! I too left out the fennel (neither one of us like it) and used stewed tomatoes instead of sauce. I seasoned the chops prior to cooking and left everything else exactly as the recipe said. It will be on my new menu rotation! I would like to add that if the pork is tough it was probably frozen prior to cooking. Freezing meat denatures the protein of the meat and makes it tough. I suggest that for the most tender and flavorful dishes use fresh meat. This is especially true for steaks roasts chicken breasts and chops (solid cuts of meat). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2006
I made this tonight it was a very easy and tasty dish. I followed the suggestions of the previous posters and utilized a can of diced tomatoes with my 6 cutlets. I didn't have any fennel so I had to omit that as well. I loved all the spices and would recommend seasoning your pork loins before browning. I also added two cloves of crushed garlic while cooking the sliced onions. I also added a bit of Italian salad dressing while it simmered. Next time I won't add the water either although it didn't hurt the taste. I made a side of rice with green beans and bisquits. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2006
Very simple quick and delicious. I followed recipe exactly except for decreasing the amount of chili powder and it was still very spicy. I am rating it 4 stars because this should be called SPICY Tomato Pork Loin Chops. I served it with the boxed Pasta Roni - Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesean cheese -it was a great compliment and absorbed some of the heat!!!! Salad was another "cool" addition! I will make this again. Thanks submitter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2007
Very good, and easy. And, thankfully, a good pork chop recipe not so heavy in sugar that my diet can't handle it! It's always nice to find healthy and tasty in one dish. I spiced the pork chops before browning, as per some other suggestions I saw a couple of people called this tough--- I really have no clue how that could be with all the liquids in the recipe, unless they spent too long browning or had freezer-burned chops. Mine were VERY moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2008
I love this recipe! It's one of my favorites. I especially love the fennel - I double it. I crush the fennel and add it with the sugar when I cook the onion. I double the tomato sauce and add a can of diced tomato substituting the juice for the water. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2012
I haven't made this yet but it is almost identical to the Old West Style Pork Chops recipe I was given over 30 years ago and is a family favorite. Preheat oven to 350. I use 1 can diced tomatoes juice and all fill the tomato can with water swirl it around a bit and add to skillet. Put 1 c. rice in a casserole dish; stir in the liquids from the skillet; top with browned chops and bake until all of the liquid has been absorbed - about 45 minutes. This works well in a crock pot too; add a second can of diced tomatoes and cook on low 8-10 hours. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2005
This is not a good dish at all. The pork came out tough. The taste was all tomato. We all agreed over dinner that we would not make this dish again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
Very good and very easy. I really liked the taste of the crushed fennel. I left out the red pepper flakes my chili powder was spicy enough. I did add more onion and sugar (just made it a full tsp.) Every one loved it! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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