Here's a simple Sicilian recipe my mother always swore by and we never had a dry pork chop. The Sicilian name for it is Braciola di maiale con Fagioli all' Ucceletto, but she simply called it...
Chops and Beans
Season the pork chops with salt & pepper, add two tablespoons of cooking oil (my mother always used Mazola) to a non-stick skillet, and lighty brown chops on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chops, pour off the juices, replace the chops and pour in a large can of pork & beans (my mother always used Campbells because it has a unique flavor, but you can use any brand you wish), add one bean can of water and simmer until the sauce thickens to your liking.
Here is another recipe that works well, but with a lot more ingredients:
Saucy Pork Chop Skillet
- 1 Tbs canola oil
- 4 boneless pork loin chops
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- ½ onion, sliced
- ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded, cored, and julienned
- ½ red bell pepper, seeded, cored, and julienned
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, cored, and julienned (optional)
- 14½ oz can petite-diced tomatoes
- ¾ cup beef broth
- 2 tsp dried parsley flakes
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbs corn starch
- 4 Tbs water
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 Tbs oil over medium-high heat. Season the pork chops with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper, lightly brown the pork chops on both sides and remove them from the pan.
Sauté the onion and peppers in the pork chop drippings over medium-high heat until the peppers soften and the onions start to brown. Add the diced tomatoes, broth, parsley, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes and bring the mixture to a boil. Return the pork chops to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted in a pork chop registers 145F.
Remove the pork chops to serving plates. Mix the corn starch and water until its smooth and stir it into the liquid in the skillet. Bring it to a boil and stir until it reaches the desired thickness. Pour the sauce over the pork chops.