Basque Style Pork Chops

Basque Style Pork Chops Recipe

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Vickie Parks

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@Northwestgal

When hosting the Spain regional forum for another recipe site, I came to really love and appreciate Spanish cuisine. All the fresh peppers, vegetables, and cheeses, and the wonderful use of Mediterranean spices and the abundance of seafood and small ranch-raised beef and pork really appealed to my taste buds. And this is one of my favorite Spanish recipes. It's from the Basque region of Spain.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

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  • 4
    loin pork chops, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds total
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour, for dredging
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil or corn oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    finely minced garlic
  • 1 c
    coarsley chopped onion
  • 1 c
    seeded and thinly sliced green (or yellow) pepper
  • 1 c
    seeded and thinly sliced red pepper
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 c
    tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme

How to Make Basque Style Pork Chops

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Dedge chops in the flour, and shake off excess.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in skillet; add chops and cook about 3 to 5 minutes each side, or just until browned on both sides. Transfer chops to a platter.
  3. Drain vegetable oil from skillet, and wipe skillet clean with a paper towel. Add olive oil to the skillet. Add the garlic, onion, green (or yellow) pepper and red pepper, and cook about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add wine, and cook 1 more minute. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, olives, and thyme to the skillet. Seasone with salt and pepper, if desired. Bring mixture to a low boil. Place chops on top. Cover the skillet, and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes or until tender.
  4. Transfer chops to a platter, and cover with foil to keep warm. Bring the mixture in the skillet to a boil, and cook for about 3 minutes or until slightly reduced to about 2 1/4 cups.
  5. Ladle pan sauce over chops, and serve.

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About Basque Style Pork Chops

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Spanish




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