Lou 's Pork Chops Pizzaiola Style

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
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!


  1. Sprinkle chops with pepper and saute with olive oil in a large skillet until golden brown on both sides.
  2. If there is too much oil in the pan remove some but not all.
  3. Add 2 cans of tomatoes and kosher salt.
  4. Bring tomatoes and pork chops to a boil for several minutes.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer.
  6. Cover skillet and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until chops are tender and almost falling apart.
  7. Add basil leaves 5-7 minutes before removing skillet from heat.
  8. Use left over sauce from skillet to go over your pasta.
Most Helpful

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.

AcadiaTwo March 28, 2012

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.

Ilysse June 05, 2008

Mmmm! I garnished the basil on the pork chops right before serving. Very easy to make!

COOKGIRl October 04, 2006