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


  • 4
    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
  • 4
    fresh basil leaves, diced very fine
  • dash(es)
    cayenne pepper (optional, to taste)
  • few dash(es)
    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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