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grammie's italian-style pork chops

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Alicia .
Watertown, WI

This was my Grammie's favorite way to make pork chops. She always made it with bone-in chops, saying that the marrow added a lot of flavor to the sauce. It takes a while to cook, but it is so worth the wait. I prefer boneless chops because I am too lazy to fish out all the bones. We always had this with Rigatoni and a salad, but it is great over any pasta, and I have even used it on homemade pizzas.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr

Ingredients For grammie's italian-style pork chops

  • 4
    boneless pork chops, trimmed
  • 2 jar
    any meatless spaghetti sauce (our favorite is garden variety)
  • 2 sm can
    tomato sauce, plain
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lg
    vidalia onion, sliced
  • 1 sm can
    diced tomatoes, plain
  • 1/2 lg
    green bell pepper, sliced
  • 5 or 6
    button mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 3 sprig
    fresh parsley, diced very fine
  • 4
    fresh basil leaves, diced very fine
  • dash
    cayenne pepper (optional, to taste)
  • few dash
    salt and pepper (to taste)
  • your favorite pasta, cooked according to directions
  • sprinkle
    parmesan cheese, to top

How To Make grammie's italian-style pork chops

  • 1
    Trim the fat off the pork chops, rinse well and pat dry . Cut the pork chops in half or however you need so you can fit them in your pot.
  • 2
    In a large pot, mix spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, garlic, parsley, basil and spices. If sauce is very thick add a water a few tablespoons at a time until it reaches a slightly thin consistency. Place pork chops into the sauce so they are covered. Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat then turn down to low heat. Cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Gently stir occasionally, making sure the pork chops stay covered.
  • 3
    Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms and canned tomatoes and cook another 1 1/2 to 2 hours, gently stirring. Pork will slowly cook and become very tender. This dish is done when it can be easily separated with a fork.
  • 4
    Using a fork and spoon (I use a large salad fork and wooden stirring spoon) separate the pork so it is in bite size and smaller pieces. Serve hot over pasta with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan on top.
  • 5
    If you want to do this in the crockpot, add 1 cup of water to the sauce and double the cook times. Cook on low heat.

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