Sunday, March 5, 2006

Spanish Pork Chops

Recipe sent by IWANT.


4 pork chops (any cut you like and trim all the fat off them)
3 large cans of chopped tomatoes or the equivalent of your own if you do them. STRAIN them! Get out all the juice as you don't need it. Simmering these will produce more juice.
2 chopped onions
two or three cloves of minced fresh garlic (depends on your tastes)
2 tablespoons approx. of Italian spice mixture or use oregano, basil and thyme (about a couple of teaspoons each) I actually just throw it in so the measurements for the spices are approx.

- You will need a deep pan for this. A regular frying pan won't do it, it will overflow when it starts to simmer. I have a large pot/pan. As large around as a large frying pan but about 3 inches high.

- pour the tomatoes in the pan. Then mix in the onions, then the spices including the garlic. If you wish to saute the garlic first be my guest but watch it doesn't burn.

- now, you have everything in the pan but the chops. Time to get your hands dirty. Moosh aside the tomatoe mixture a bit and being putting the chops in there. 4 will fit nicely. Once they are in, pull a bit of that tomato mixture over top of them and try to cover them in it the best you can. When it starts to simmer it will bubble up so don't worry if it isn't perfect.

- put it on medium heat and simmer them for 1 & a 1/2 hours. Check them now and then but they really do cook themselves with little running back and forth. Just make sure they are not boiling at a heavy rate. I usually end up turning them down to about 2 or 3 later on.

- now that that is done, wash and scrub 4 potatoes and pop them in the oven for the same amount of time.

These chops will literally fall off the bone they are so tender. This recipe also produces lots of sauce so there is plenty for each chop and the potatoes. These make great leftovers too.


Anonymous said...

On the stove right now. I don't have potatoes so we're making rice, and I added chopped red pepper. It smells wonderful!

Anonymous said...

We just finished dinner--Delicious!