Pork Chops With Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Sun-dried tomatoes

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
969 Calories
28g Fat
112g Carbs
64g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 969
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 112g 41%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 64g
Calcium 224mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These grilled pork chops are smothered in a delicious sun dried tomato sauce and served over pasta. A hearty and delicious meal for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 cups cooked pasta (hot, I recommend packaged fresh pasta)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 1/4 cup/300 milliliters water
  • 3/4 cup/180 milliliters chicken broth (reduced-sodium)
  • 1/4 cup/60 milliliters evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons/45 milliliters tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters white wine
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters sun-dried tomatoes (bits)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters cornstarch
  • 2 clove​s garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 milliliters dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 milliliters salt

Steps to Make It

For Sauce:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Using a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté garlic for 1 minute.

  3. Add broth and wine, cook for an additional minute.

  4. Add 1 cup/240 milliliters water, milk, tomato paste, tomato bits, basil, sugar, salt, and pepper.

  5. Cook over medium-high heat until sauce comes to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat to medium.

  7. Combine remaining 1/4 cup/60 milliliters water and cornstarch; added to sauce.

  8. Cook until the sauce has thickened (about 1 to 2 minutes), stirring often.

  9. Remove from heat.

For Pork Chops:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  3. Butterfly pork chops by cutting lengthwise through the middle to the bone.

  4. Spread the side open until chop resembles a butterfly.

  5. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Place chops on the grill.

  7. Cook, covered for 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.

  8. Turn once during grilling.

  9. The pork chops ready once they have reached an internal temperature of 160 F.

  10. Cook fresh pasta according to directions. I suggest fresh fettuccine for this dish. 

  11. Serve grilled chops overcooked pasta topped with sauce.

  12. Enjoy!

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