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Italian Pork Chops Recipe

Italian Pork Chops Recipe

Skillet-browned chops are simmered with tomatoes, mushrooms and green pepper in this tasty treatment for pork. It's easy to prepare, especially if you buy the mushrooms already sliced. —Adeline Piscitelli of Sayreville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each and 3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork chops in batches on both sides in oil; remove from skillet. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic; saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, oregano, basil and pepper.
  • 2. Return pork chops to skillet; arrange green pepper between the chops. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 pork chop with 1/2 cup vegetables) equals 237 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 573 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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