Pork Loin Chops Cacciatore Style

"I found this on a supermarket leaflet. The original recipe used lamb chops-I changed that to pork. The sauce is enough for 4 servings according to the original recipe, but we love lots of sauce over pasta."
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
2
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan and cook the onions over a low to medium heat for 5 minutes or until translucent; add the garlic and cook a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, herbs, stock, wine, and olives, bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the paprika over the chops and season them. Heat the remaining oil in another frying pan and sear the chops for 3-4 minutes each side until golden.
  • Add the chops to the tomato sauce pan and continue to cook a further 10 minutes over a low heat.
  • Scatter with torn basil leaves to serve.

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Reviews

  1. The 500 Chef
    This was delicious and well received by my wife. Have plenty of sauce leftover so will be freezing for another meal. Followed the advice of other reviewers and cooked it in one pan. Needed a little extra time as the chops were quite thick.
     
  2. bill mayes
    This was a easy dish to make and it was easily 5 stars. We doubled the cooking time because the meat was pretty thick. the sauce was delightful, however I will make it a little thicker next time. I consider this recipe a real find and thanks to the chef for the recipe. BRAVO
     
  3. Clarely
    Super! I love that it's so fast to put together, and it is tasty too! I doubled the sauce recipe (except the spices as I tend to like less herbs), used frozen chopped onion b/c I was in a hurry, added the paprika to the sauce because I didn't read ahead. All was well! I agree with others that the chops can be made first, then set aside to reduce the # of pans to wash. Thanks!
     
  4. Ryan  Aliyahs Mommy
    This is a great recipe, I have made this several times, I double the recipe. I also use the same pan to cook my pork chops in and then just set them aside to finish the dish, I used thicker chops so I also allow more time to cook in the sauce under a low flame. I serve this over some angel hair pasta. Very Very Tasty, Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. PaulaG
    Pork chops are a favorite of DH's. These are very yummy. I saved myself a pan by searing the chops, plating them while getting the sauce together and then returning them to the pan. I added a touch of tomato paste for a richer sauce. The chops were done and tender in the time frame specified. This was served on top of spaghetti squash for a lower carb meal.
     
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Tweaks

  1. The 500 Chef
    Only used 8 olives as I'm not keen on them but didn't want to leave them out totally.
     

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