Italian Pork Chops

"Here's another recipe passed down from my mother and I've passed on to my daughters and daughter-in-law. We love it because it not only tastes good but it is an entire meal in one dish - AMEN! Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat shortening in large skillet; add pork chops and brown quickly on both sides.
  • Remove chops and drain off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  • Cook onion and green pepper in remaining fat for about 3 minutes or until onion is soft.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, sugar and seasonings.
  • Heat to boiling and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Arrange potatoes in a large shallow baking dish or casserole.
  • Place pork chops on top of potatoes and pour sauce over all.
  • Cover casserole with lid or foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Remove cover and sprinkle with grated romano cheese, returning to oven and baking 15 minutes longer.

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  1. Acerast
    This worked well as a tag-team dish for dinner. I assembled the dish in the morning and DH put it in the oven in the evening - what could be simpler. It was so nice to walk in to a hot, home cooked meal rather than with a bag of burgers on a busy weeknight. DH and I especially liked the crust the cheese made on top of the chops. Next time I will slice the potatoes rather than quarter them so that they cook a bit more and absorb more of the yummy sauce. Also, I will salt and pepper the potatoes before covering them with the meat and will use chicken broth rather than water. Thanks Goodies from Grandma's!


I'm a retired registered nurse and full-time grandma of seven terrific munchkins age eight and under - two beautiful girls and five, yes, five energetic,handsome boys three years old and younger. When I'm not babysitting, I love to garden, cook, crochet and create all kinds of craft projects. I love to read and since I've retired, have taken up canning and making jams, jellies, salsa and a barbeque sauce which is an "ancient chinese secret."
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