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spanish pork chops

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon 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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 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.