Grammie's Italian-style Pork Chops

Alicia .


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.


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20 Min
4 Hr


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

How to Make Grammie's Italian-style Pork Chops


  • 1Trim 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4Using 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.
  • 5If 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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