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Pork Chops with Tomato-Bacon Topping

My husband and I collaborated on these pork chops with sun-dried tomatoes, bacon and rosemary. They’re easy enough for any day and fancy enough for special events. —Trisha Klempel, Sidney, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup julienned oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Add chops to drippings; cook until a thermometer reads 145°, 3-4 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix bacon, tomatoes, brown sugar and rosemary.
  • Spoon tomato mixture over chops. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until brown sugar is melted, 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 457 calories, 33g fat (12g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 636mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.

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