Recently, I scored a great deal on pork chops so I have a few recipes on hand to play with. One recipe was for these Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola. Browned pork chops are cooked in a simple pan sauce of tomatoes, and seasoned with Herbs de Provence with a pinch of red pepper flakes. It’s fail-proof and if you’re a fan of make ahead/slow cooker recipes, this one adapts well!…
If you’re hesitant to cook pork chops in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker because they tend to come out dry and flavorless, this will change your mind. For this recipe, the pork chops are nicely browned to develop some flavor right off the bat. Then they simmer in a tomato sauce seasoned with Herbs de Provence, keeping them moist and juicy. You can find Herbs de Provence at most supermarkets in the spice aisle. But if it’s not available, you can make your own blend with this recipe.
recipe from Giada DeLaurentiis
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork loin center-cut chops (about 12 ounces each)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, in juice
1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, or more to taste
Garnish: 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
In your Instant Pot:
1. Plug in the IP with insert set in place. Add oil into IP and press SAUTE.
2. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Add the pork chops to the IP; cook until they are brown and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted horizontally into the pork registers 160 degrees F, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and tent with foil to keep them warm.
4. Add the tomatoes with their juices, herbes de Provence, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
5. Return the pork chops to the IP with any accumulated juices from the plate.
In your Slow Cooker
Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
To serve. place 1 pork chop on each plate. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops. Sprinkle with the parsley for garnish.
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