Tender Italian-Style Pork Chops in a Crock-Pot

READY IN: 7hrs 20mins




  • Wash chops and pat dry with paper towels. Trim excess fat from meat.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.
  • Coat the pork chops in a mixture of flour, salt, garlic and onion powders, and Parmesan cheese. Lightly brown on both sides in the heated oil (YOUR PORKCHOPS SHOULD NOT BE COMPLETELY COOKED); drain chops on paper towels.
  • Place the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in the bottom of your crock-pot; add the chops by laying them on top.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomato sauce, whole tomatoes, wine or sherry, lemon juice, salt and spices (except the bay leaves). Give a good stir.
  • Pour the tomato sauce mixture over the pork chops. Add bay leaves to crock-pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 - 9 hours (HIGH: 4 to 5 hours).
  • 30 minutes before the cooking time is up, turn crock-pot to HIGH and arrange the green and yellow pepper rings on top of the pork chops. Cover and continue cooking for the last 30 minutes.
  • Just before serving, top with mozzarella cheese. Serve with your favorite hot cooked pasta and a freshly tossed garden salad. Don't forget the warm and crusty Italian bread to dip into the delicious tomato sauce.