Summer Garden Pork Chops Recipe -
Summer Garden Pork Chops Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Summer Garden Pork Chops

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"A great way to beat the heat and use the abundant vegetables from your garden. Serve with pasta or bread. You may substitute 1 cup wine or 1 cup water with 2 tablespoons vinegar for the vegetable stock."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    55 mins


  1. Grind together salt, garlic powder and rosemary; rub onto chop. In a skillet, lightly brown in as little oil as possible; set aside.
  2. Saute carrots, onion, green pepper, leeks, zucchini and garlic. Stir very little until they begin to caramelize or burn slightly. Layer half the vegetable mixture, including the tomatoes, in the bottom of a dutch oven or large saucepan. Arrange the chops on top and then pour the rest of the vegetable mixture on top.
  3. Heat the vegetable stock in the saute pan and stir to loosen bits of food on the bottom. Pour over the vegetable and pork chops.
  4. Add cinnamon stick, allspice, olive oil and basil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 07, 2002

WOW! This recipe is to die for! I used canned whole tomatoes, and wild mushrooms instead of zucchini (cause we dont like zucchini). The cinnamon gave it a really well rounded flavor. I simply served with homemade wheat dinner rolls. Will definately make again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2013

I didn't care for the cinnamon/allspice combination of taste with the pork.


26 Ratings

Jul 31, 2004

The 1st time I made it, I made it exactly as written. Didn't like the addition of cinnamin. The 2nd time I made it, I cut out the cinnamin and cut back the salt and it came out much better.

Mar 27, 2003

I made this for the family last night. We sort of got into the rut of having to BBQ all pork chops...just didn't like it any other way. And letting it cook in mushroom soup was to my husband simply out of the question. I stumbled upon this recipe and thought I'd give it a whirl. The flavor of the pork with the rub was excellent. I used dried rosemary instead of fresh and added a bit of oil to make a paste. The only thing I would change is to try to figure out a way to cook the veggies so that they didn't overcook. I found that the last step of letting them simmer for 20 minutes really killed the texture of the veggies. Perhaps if the wine and the spices were added when the veggies were and they were cooked until fork would be better. Just a suggestion. I will definitely try this again and see.

Apr 01, 2007

YUM! My family loved this meal. I subbed in a cup of white wine for the vegetable stock, which added a nice depth of flavor with the veggies and pork.

Aug 29, 2002

We had this for dinner tonight, and it was fabulous. I browned the chops, sauteed the veggies and then put it all in the crock pot on high for 4 hours and it turned our really nicely. I added worcestershire sauce and more salt and pepper to spice it up a bit. Served it with pasta. Thanks for a recipe I'll use over and over.

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe was great! Was making it on a chilly night and thought, at first, that it would be too light and summery. But I used 1 1/2 lbs. of pork tenderloin cutlets in place of chops, and the vegetable stock, reserving 3 T. Added a splash of white wine for some zing, and thickened the sauce with leftover stock and flour. All served over rice. What a great taste, and hearty meal. Thanks!

May 06, 2011

Okay, I changed this a bit, but it turned out to be delicious! The only veggies I used were leeks, celery, carrots and tomatoes. I browned the pork chops first, then removed them and used the same skillet to begin cooking my veggies (except the tomatoes). After the veggies were about halfway done, I deglazed the pan (with the veggies in it) with some chicken broth and a bit of cider vinegar. Then I put the pork chops back in and added the tomatoes. I had to remove the pork chops again for a bit, just so I could reduce the liquid in the pan without overcooking the chops. The veggies + sauce thickened nicely. I can see that if you used zucchini you would want to add it towards the end; and i only used enough olive oil to brown the chops and saute the veggies. The rest wasn't necessary. I added a pinch of cinnamon and allspice, plus celery salt and dried savory. Turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 1798 mg
  • 72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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