spanish pork chops

★★★★★ 10
a recipe by
Thea Pappalardo
Queens Village, NY

My daughter gave me this recipe. She said she had it for years before trying it and now it's one of their favorites. I made this the other night and it's one of our favorites too.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This simple pork chop recipe is full of flavor. The tomato sauce is zesty, a little sweet, and slightly salty from the Spanish olives. Browning the pork chops seals in their juices. Once simmered in the sauce, you can eat them with just a fork. So tender, no knife is needed. This is a pork chop dinner that will be repeated often at your dinner table.

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★★★★★ 10
serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spanish pork chops

  • 6
    pork chops, 3/4" thick
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    onions, sliced into rings
  • 2 can
    tomato sauce (8 oz each)
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet pickle juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    small stuffed Spanish olives (more if desired)

How To Make spanish pork chops

  • Seasoning boneless pork chops with salt and pepper.
    Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Browning both sides of the pork chops.
    Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add pork chops and brown on both sides. Remove to a platter.
  • Cooking sliced onions in the skillet.
    Add onions to the skillet. Lower heat to medium and cook until softened.
  • Tomato sauce, brown sugar, pickle juice, garlic, and Worcestershire added to onions.
    Add tomato sauce to skillet and stir in brown sugar, pickle juice, garlic, and Worcestershire.
  • Pork chops added back to the pan.
    Return chops to pan and spoon sauce over them.
  • Spanish olives added to the skillet.
    Add olives.
  • Partially covering the skillet lid while the pork chops in tomato sauce simmer.
    Cover with lid tilted slightly and simmer for 2 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or yellow rice.