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Basil Tomato Pork Chops Recipe

Basil Tomato Pork Chops

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"These moist, tender pork chops are cooked in a fresh vegetable sauce."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in garlic. Add 4 pork chops. Cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned on both sides (4 to 6 minutes). Remove from pan; set aside. Repeat with remaining pork chops.
  2. Return pork chops to pan. Stir in tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil (3 to 4 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until pork chops are no longer pink (50 to 60 minutes). Remove pork chops; keep warm.
  3. Stir together water and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into hot tomato mixture in pan with wire whisk. Add green pepper and onion.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and vegetables are crisply tender (5 to 6 minutes). Serve sauce over pork chops.
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  • Microwave Directions
  • Melt butter in 13x9-inch baking dish on HIGH (40 to 50 seconds). Stir in garlic; add pork chops. Stir together all remaining ingredients except water, cornstarch, green pepper and onion in medium bowl. Pour over pork chops. Cover; microwave on HIGH, rearranging pork chops after half the time, until pork chops are no longer pink (25 to 35 minutes). Remove pork chops; keep warm. Stir together water and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into hot liquid with wire whisk; add green pepper and onion. Microwave on HIGH, stirring twice, until thickened and vegetables are crisply tender (4 to 5 minutes). Serve sauce over pork chops.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 29, 2005

This was so good i followed this recipe to the (T) and let me say me and my hubby lovvved it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2006

We did not care for this recipe at all. Not sure if I did anything wrong, but we will not try this one again. Sorry!!!


153 Ratings

Jun 26, 2005

WOW! We LOVED this! I used a slow cooker to make this and the pork literally fell apart! We had 8 center cut pork chops that I pan seared on both sides in butter and garlic from the jar. Then I placed them in the bottom of a crock pot. I then sprinkled them with salt, pepper and basil. I then poured the 2 (14 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes over top and then placed 1 onion sliced into rings on top of that. I put the slow cooker on low and we had dinner about 5 hours later. I totally skipped that water, cornstarch thing. We omitted green bell pepper as we were out. We served with white rice, green beans and freshly baked french bread. When I make again I will serve with pasta and a salad. This was better than I had imagined. If serving for company I probably would bake so that the chops don't fall apart. DELICIOUS!!!! Thanks for the post :-)

May 17, 2004

I made this for dinner and wasn't sure about it at first but it was great, even the fuzzy I don't like pork chops person loved them. I didn't have that size of canned tomatoes so I used a small can and a can of tomato sauce and it was great. Next time I will just use the tomato sauce with equal part water for the sauce. Have to make this now once every 2 weeks to keep them happy.

Jan 25, 2004

I hate porkchops, but in an effort to do something nice for my dad, I decided to make some. My mom came home and said "ewwww.. porkchops, what are you making those for???" But I made them anyway and expected them to be like the usual bland piece of chewy meat, except with some vegetables on top, but instead, they were great! They were the least chewy porkchops I've ever had and they had so much flavor! They even looked pretty with the sauce and side of asparagus I made on a plate.. it looked AND tasted like something from a restaurant. Even my mom liked it... she didn't say anything bad! In fact, I saw her sneaking some leftovers in her lunch the next day. We all agreed they were the best porkchops we'd ever had.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was a HUGE hit with my family! The sauce is great and goes well over rice as well as mashed potatoes!

Jan 25, 2004

This is really good and makes a great pasta dish.

Dec 19, 2003

This was so good!the whole family loved it!Even as leftovers!I used a couple little cans of tomato paste instead of the cornstarch and added the onions and peppers during the last 20 minutes or so of cooking the pork chops,so they would pick up the flavor.Highly recomended!


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

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

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