Prep 12 mins
Cook 40 mins
Lots of flavor in this. Very hearty and well seasoned. This works well with chicken too!
- 4 boneless pork chops, cut in bite sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup sliced celery
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 1 (4 ounce) can mushroom pieces, drained
- 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- In dutch oven, saute pork in oil for 5 minutes.
- Remove from pan.
- In same pan, saute celery, green pepper and mushrooms for 3 minutes.
- Return pork; add remaining ingredients, EXCEPT Mozzarella cheese.
- Cover and cook on simmer for 30 minutes.
- Uncover; sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and cook another 2 minutes.
I couldn't find my pork chops in the freezer so I used port tenderloin instead (we do our own butchering). This recipe tasted very much like spaghetti, so DD#2, who absolutely refuses to touch anything 'pork' actually ate it and went back for seconds. I thought my eyes were deceiving me, and then I decided no, she just doesn't realize it's 'pork'. I zipped my lips and sure didn't volunteer anything... The next morning, I quietly asked her, 'what is it about 'pork' that you don't like?' She responded, 'why, because I ate it last night? That was good...so what?!' I still didn't find out what she has against 'pork', but I did learn that I can apparently camaflouge it and get her to eat...oh, by the way...all 'picky eaters' and not so picky scarfed this one down. DD#1 about had a cow when I told one of the girls to give the little bit that was left in the pan to one of the dogs. She dished it up herself and put it away in the fridge for her breakfast yesterday morning. Thank you for sharing such a winner in my house Inez!!!
Very yummy! I went a little overboard with the mozzarella cheese (added more than the recommended 1/2 cup), which I won't do next time. I also used fresh mushrooms instead of canned. I served it over thin spaghetti. Everyone loved it. I will also try this receipe with chicken.
I have been very distracted lately, so I ended up making a few changes to this. I forgot to add the onion. I had accidentally used up one of my cans of tomatoes, so I added some tomato puree instead and simmered uncovered. I didn't add oregano (had run out earlier in the week). And, I almost forgot the mozzarella, so I sprinkled it over each serving. The recipe didn't suffer one bit for all my forgetfulness, and I will definitely make it again (the right way!). I served it over brown rice for the rest of the family, but it is very filling, and really makes 4 starch-free servings.