Tender pork chops are cooked in a savory sauce filled with tomatoes, garlic, green peppers, black olives and spices. These Savory Pork Chops are a super easy weeknight meal for your family.
Savory Pork Chops
I’ll admit that I don’t often cook with pork very often. It’s not that I don’t like it. I do. It’s just not my favorite protein to eat. My fiancé, Matty, loves pork chops so I’ve been adding them to our dinner rotation more often than before. Gotta keep my man fed and happy!
My sister gave me this recipe for Savory Pork Chops from her mother-in-law. I’d asked her for meal ideas and she said it’s a recipe that her family enjoys. I liked all the ingredients so I figured I’d give it a shot and see if it met Matty’s approval.
Good news. It did!
I like that it’s an easy meal to put together in one pot. Love my one-pot meals! It simmers for 30 minutes so I can clean up the kitchen. I like to tidy up during the meal prep so I don’t have a huge disaster waiting for me after dinner.
I know a lot of people aren’t olive fans. If you despise olives like Matty’s son, Davis, then leave them out. No biggie. I personally LOVE olives. I eat them as midday snack a few times a week. Yum!
Savory Pork Chop Ingredients
So what do you need to make Savory Pork Chops? Easy to find ingredients! I live in a small area so I can’t have anything too fancy schmancy in a recipe.
- Pork chops
- Vegetable oil
- Green pepper
- Black olives
- Fresh parsley
Why Add Sugar to Tomato Sauce
You’ll notice that I have sugar listed as one of the ingredients. It might seem weird since this is a savory dish. However, the sugar is added to bring balance to the acidity of the tomatoes. Adding a little sweetness to the recipe helps tone down the acid.
How to Make Savory Pork Chops
Start by adding vegetable oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the pork chops and brown both sides. Add in the tomatoes, garlic, green pepper, onion, sugar, sage, salt and pepper.
Cover the skillet and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until pork chops are fully cooked.
Stir in black olives and parsley. Cover again and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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What to Serve with Savory Pork Chops
Though you could just serve this dish on its own and be fine, why not add a side dish to sop up the delicious sauce?
Try either pasta or rice. I prefer rice since I find it soaks up the sauce better.
You could also serve it with mashed potatoes or a green salad.Savory Pork Chops - Tender pork chops are cooked in a savory sauce filled with tomatoes, garlic, green peppers, black olives and spices. A super easy weeknight meal for your family. #porkchops #pork
I have a few other pork recipes in my recipe collection.
- Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin
- Pork Gyros with Tzatziki and Sweet Chili Sauce
- Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Tenderloin
- Asian Pork Tenderloin
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- Pork Chop Skillet Dinner
What is your favorite way to enjoy pork chops?
- 6 pork chops
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 5 small tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup black olives
- 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
- Add vegetable oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add pork chops and cook until the outside is browned on both sides. Add tomatoes, garlic, green pepper, onion, sugar, sage, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until pork chops are fully cooked.
- Add black olives and parsley, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 41g