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Homemade Italian Pork Chops

 Homemade Italian Pork Chops
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.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 6-8 hours


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with green pepper rings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.