Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
My honey absolutely loves this! Easy to make and not a lot of ingredients. I do stress that you use pork chops with the bone in it. I believe the bone adds more flavor. This should cook for a while so the pork gets tender and starts to separate from the bone. If you choose a thicker cut allow more time for the meat to tenderize. This recipe tends to make a thinner tomato sauce,you may use one can of plain plum tomatoes and one can of plum tomatoes with thick puree for a thicker sauce. Basil should be added at the very end of cooking process. Serve with your favorite pasta and salad. Mangia!
- 4 -6 thin center-cut pork chops, with bone
- 2 (28 ounce) cans plum tomatoes
- 3 -4 leaves fresh italian basil
- Italian olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
- Sprinkle chops with pepper and saute with olive oil in a large skillet until golden brown on both sides.
- If there is too much oil in the pan remove some but not all.
- Add 2 cans of tomatoes and kosher salt.
- Bring tomatoes and pork chops to a boil for several minutes.
- Reduce heat and simmer.
- Cover skillet and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until chops are tender and almost falling apart.
- Add basil leaves 5-7 minutes before removing skillet from heat.
- Use left over sauce from skillet to go over your pasta.
Very tasty! I used crushed tomatoes as that was what I bought by mistake. And I doubled the sauce as my DH loves a lot of sauce. Next time I make it, I'm going to add a little wine. I also served it with mashed potatoes. True comfort food! Made for Spring 2012 PAC.
Very yummy. What could be bad? I used 6 chops but only 1 can of tomatoes (it was 30-something oz) 'cause I forgot to get 2 cans when I went shopping. It worked anyway. I also used fresh oregano along with the basil. We had enough gravy to toss with some angle hair pasta. I also served this with escarole that I stir fried in EVOO and garlic then splashed with lemon juice. Good stuff. DH loved the leftover for lunch today. Thanks for posting. I'll make this easy recipe again.
Mmmm! I garnished the basil on the pork chops right before serving. Very easy to make!