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!

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4
Servings
220
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
2 pork loins

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork loin center-cut chops
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoons 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

Directions

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. 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). Transfer the pork chops to a plate and tent with foil to keep them warm. 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. Add pork chops back into the pan, cover and let simmer for another 10 minutes.

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
22%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
38µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.2%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
29.1%
Vitamin C
63mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
72mg
7%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
22µg
5%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
35mg
9%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
157mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
578mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.9%
Sodium
514mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
79%
Zinc
1mg
9%