Thursday, September 20

Pork Chops with Basil and Tomatoes

Pork chops are really a versatile protein. They can easily go sweet with sauces, transform into BBQ with a little slow cooking, and become savory when stewed. I equally enjoy all three and stewing pork chops is probably one of my "go to" meals when I'm not sure what I want to make.

With three simple ingredients and some seasoning, this will easily turn a "not sure what to make" dinner into a winner!

Serves 4-6
Full time: 1 1/2 hours

You will need:

1 14oz can diced tomatoes (or 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes and 1/4 cup water)
6 boneless pork-chops, 1/2" thick
1 medium onion, sliced into rounds
3 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp ground black pepper

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 350

In a lightly greased or sprayed baking dish, place onions in a layer across the bottom.

Dust onions with 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tbsp pepper, and 1 tbsp dried basil.

Place pork chops in single layer across onions. Dust with remaining salt, pepper, and basil.

Top with tomatoes and can juice (or tomatoes and water).

Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes until done.

Serve immediately with fresh vegetable mix or rice and enjoy!