Spicy Italian Pork Chops


Main Dish

Spicy Italian Pork Chops

This recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com makes a quick and easy meal. Serve with buttered pasta and some of the sauce, or crusty bread along with a leafy salad.

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided use

4 boneless pork chops, about 1 pound, pounded 1/4 inch thick

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 large tomato, about 8-ounces, diced

1/2 cup white wine

3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, and sear on both sides. Remove and set aside.

Heat remaining oil in the skillet over medium-high heat, and saute garlic 30 seconds. Add the tomato, wine, parsley and pepper flakes. Cook until thickened.

Add pork chops, and cook 5 minutes or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Serve chops topped with the sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 318 calories, 61 percent calories from fat, 22 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 14 g monounsaturated fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 22 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fiber, 410 mg sodium.

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