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Homemade Italian Pork Chops Recipe

Homemade Italian Pork Chops Recipe

Tomato sauce seasoned with oregano, basil and garlic gives Italian flavor to tender chops. "This is one of the few ways I will eat pork chops," relates Vickie Lowe of Lititz, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-8 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil and parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Green pepper rings, optional


  • 1. In a nonstick skillet, brown pork chops on both sides. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the mushrooms, onion and garlic. Top with the pork chops.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, lemon juice, salt, oregano, basil and parsley. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.Remove pork and keep warm. Transfer mushroom mixture to a saucepan.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; add to saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over the pork chops.
  • 4. Garnish with green pepper rings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.