From My Kitchen: Pork Chops Pizzaiola

I’m German. Like born and raised German. So pork chops are in my DNA. Gotta have them once in a while. But I don’t know if you have checked lately, there are not many recipes out there for this yummy protein. When I came across this delicious recipe, it instantly became a mainstay in my kitchen. I absolutely love it. It’s not hard to make at all, and it also doesn’t take much time. This is an easy weekday dinner, and it can simply be substituted with chicken, steak or even eggplant. Shrimp too! It’s just a great basic recipe that should be in your repertoire!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 medium pork chops
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat one tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan, and cook the pork chops about three minutes on each side over medium heat. Remove and keep warm. Add another tbsp of olive oil and add the garlic. Cook for one minute over medium/low heat.

Stir in tomatoes oregano, red pepper flakes, parsley, and basil. Stir and simmer for about 5 minutes, covered.

Add pork chops back to the pan. Add parmesan cheese. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes, then turn the chops and simmer for another 3 minutes. Combine the cheese into the sauce. Garnish with more parsley leaves and parmesan cheese. Serve hot with pasta of your choice.

Bon Appétit!

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