These moist, tender pork chops are cooked in a fresh vegetable sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 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 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in garlic. Add 4 pork chops. Cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned on both sides (4 to 6 minutes). 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 until mixture comes to a boil (3 to 4 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until pork chops are no longer pink (50 to 60 minutes). Remove pork chops; keep warm.
Stir together water and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into hot tomato mixture in pan with wire whisk. Add green pepper and onion.
Increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and vegetables are crisply tender (5 to 6 minutes). Serve sauce over pork chops.
Melt butter in 13x9-inch baking dish on HIGH (40 to 50 seconds). Stir in garlic; add pork chops. Stir together all remaining ingredients except water, cornstarch, green pepper and onion in medium bowl. Pour over pork chops. Cover; microwave on HIGH, rearranging pork chops after half the time, until pork chops are no longer pink (25 to 35 minutes). Remove pork chops; keep warm. Stir together water and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into hot liquid with wire whisk; add green pepper and onion. Microwave on HIGH, stirring twice, until thickened and vegetables are crisply tender (4 to 5 minutes). Serve sauce over pork chops.