Italian Style Pork Chops

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Italian Style Pork Chops

I just love one-pot meals especially when I am cooking for myself. This is a great recipe if you are following a paleo or gluten free diet and love Italian style meals. These pork chops come out very tender and full of flavor!

I love my Le Creuset Pan!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork loin center-cut chops
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cubenelle peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. In a large sauté pan (one with about a 2 inch depth and a lid) heat over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot add in oil.

  2. Season both sides of the pork with salt and pepper. Add into the sauté pan for about 3 minutes on each side. Until they are brown. (internal temperature should read at 160 degrees F).

  3. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and tent with foil to keep them warm.

  4. Add the onion, peppers and garlic to the same pan and saute over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices, parsley, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Cover and lower to simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Add pork chops back into the pan, cover and let simmer for another 10 minutes.

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