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Smothered Pork Chops


This simple but popular recipe has been on the tables of families for generations – everyone loves it, and it’s perfect with green beans and mashed potatoes.

What You Need

  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, trimmed of fat (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • Salt and black pepper, optional


  1. COMBINE tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and sugar in a medium bowl; set aside. 
  2. HEAT 1 Tbsp. oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion 8 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.  Add onion to tomato mixture; set aside.
  3. HEAT remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle both sides of pork with salt and pepper, if desired, and cook on one side 2 minutes. Turn, top with tomato-onion mixture and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.  Remove chops to dinner plates or serving platter.
  4. COOK sauce, uncovered, 5 minutes over medium-high heat or until sauce is slightly thickened.   To serve, spoon sauce over pork chops.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes

Number of servings (yield)

4 servings




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