Basque Style Pork Chops

Basque Style Pork Chops

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Vickie Parks


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.


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10 Min
30 Min


  • 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


  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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