Basil Tomato Pork Chop Recipe

Basil Tomato Pork Chops

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

25 min. prep time
8 servings
343 Ratings


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
8 (1/2-inch thick) pork chops
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into rings
1 medium onion, cut into rings


Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; stir in garlic. Add 4 pork chops. Cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally,4-6 minutes or  until browned on both sides. Remove from pan; set aside. Repeat with remaining pork chops.

Return pork chops to pan. Stir in tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 50-60 minutes or until pork chops are no longer pink. Remove pork chops; keep warm.

Stir together water and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into hot cooking liquid with wire whisk; add green pepper and onion.

Increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened and vegetables are crisply tender. Serve sauce over pork chops

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 210

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 500mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 21g

Recipe #4532B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is one of my favorite Go To pork chop recipes. I use canned diced tomatoes because it doesn't make any sense to buy whole canned tomatoes and chop them when they can be bought that way.
We serve ours over white rice and it is delicious.
We usually just have plain porkchops, but I saw this recipe and decided to try it. I didn't have any garlic but I did have canned diced tomatoes with basil and garlic so I used those. Turned out delicious. My husband raved about them to his friends.

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