Veal Chops Portuguesa

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 35 mins

Great with rice or orzo, crusty bread and a big earthy red wine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season Chops with salt and pepper.
  2. Get a heavy frying pan hot, add oil.
  3. When oil is hot add chops Cook chops 3 minutes on each side to get caramelized.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 20 minutes.
  5. Turn chops during cooking and baste with juices in pan.
  6. Transfer chops to a serving platter and keep warm in the oven.
  7. Add tomato sauce, wine, lemon zest and garlic to pan, scraping up brown bits on bottom of pan.
  8. Cook until slightly thickened.
  9. Pour over chops.
  10. Sprinkle with parsley and freshly ground pepper.


Most Helpful

Outstanding! The veal chops were tender and delicious - restaurant quality. I use less oil, extra garlic, and garnished with fresh chives instead of parsley. My sides were a brown rice/orzo blend and a green bean/feta salad.

Beach Bumette April 23, 2007

The sauce was FANTASTIC. The veal chops, so,so. I will keep the sauce portion of the recipe to use with chicken. I would rate the sauce portion a 5 Star.

Gloria in Tampa June 20, 2002

I used a little more garlic. Great Dish

Dale Scott December 18, 2001

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