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30-minute Italian Pork Chops

This is another great answer to the "What's for dinner" question! The recipe is super easy to make from ingredients that are commonly 'on hand' like onions, garlic and canned tomato sauce. My own family requests this meal often. I prefer to serve the finished dish on top of pasta or polenta. That's Italian!

30-Minute Italian Pork Chops (serves 6)

6 pork loin chops (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds, about 1/2- to 1-inch thick)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 medium onion, sliced thin

1 garlic clove, minced

1, 14 ounce can plus 1, 8 ounce can tomato sauce

1/2 teaspoon each: salt and ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon each: dried oregano and basil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes)

1/4 cup red wine

Season pork with salt and pepper. In a hot skillet, heat oil and brown seasoned chops on both sides (about 2-3 minutes each side). Remove pork to a separate plate. In the same pan, sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic. When onions are translucent, add oregano, basil, parsley, tomato sauce, wine and a 1/2 cup water. Add pork to pan, submerge in the tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook 10-20 minutes until the internal temperature of the pork is 145 to160 degrees.

Serve pork and sauce with prepared pasta or polenta. Enjoy!

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