Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce


Even though people enjoy a good chop, they avoid pork thinking it to be high in fat. However, “the other white meat” industry has responded to this notion, and consumers can buy pork that is lean and heart-healthy.  Compared to twenty years ago, pork is about 31% lower in fat and 29% lower in saturated fat.  But forget about the numbers! As yesterday’s post, Eating What You Want points out, healthy eating is about satisfying your appetite, and can help you “eat in moderation…as part of a well-balanced eating style.” So take a fork to your pork! Enjoy this delectable dish from Free Gourmet Recipes.

(Makes 4 servings)

4 pork chops
1 pinch garlic salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks chopped celery, with leaves
12 ounces tomato paste
15 oz can tomato sauce
3 cups water

For an optional garnish:
1 green olive, pitted
2 lettuce leaves
2 slices of tomato

Season pork chops with garlic salt to taste. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chops and brown in oil for about 4 to 6 minutes each side. Remove from skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion and celery until translucent. Add tomato paste and heat through, stirring, until liquid is bubbling. Add tomato sauce and heat through, stirring, until bubbling. Add water to thin sauce. Return chops to skillet, reduce heat to very low and let simmer until meat is very tender and sauce thickens (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours), adding water as needed.

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One response to “Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce”

  1. Kathy says:

    I’m eating intuitively and beginning to re-introduce foods back into my diet that I had previously avoided, and one of them was pork. Thanks for reminding us about pork and the recipe looks great!

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