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Pork Chops with Pizza Sauce

 Pork Chops with Pizza Sauce
This recipe was passed down to me from Mom, who got it from her mother. Oregano and basil in the tomato sauce and in the coating on these tender moist chops give this entree its Italian flavor. -Joanna Iovino of Commack, New York
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons dried basil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chop (7 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups hot cooked noodles

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine 1-1/2 to 3 teaspoons oregano, 1-1/2 to 3
  • teaspoons basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper./
  • Sprinkle over both sides of chops. In a large nonstick skillet,
  • brown pork on both sides in oil over medium heat; remove from
  • skillet.
  • In the same skillet, saute onions and garlic until tender. Add the
  • tomato sauce, water and the remaining oregano, basil, salt and
  • pepper. Bring to a boil. Return pork to the skillet. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads
  • 160°. Serve with hot noodles. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 each) equals 302 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 882 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 vegetable.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.