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Monday, December 7, 2009

Slow Cooked Italian Chops!

Today I slow cooked some pork chops all day in some Italian homemade sauce. Pretty good if I do say so myself. The pork FALLS apart, and it requires minimum, CHEAP ingredients. EVEN THE PORK was on sale at Kroger!

I'll post the recipe at the bottom! Go through the cooking method with me first!

1. Salt and pepper 4 boneless, lean, pork chops. Brown in 1T of Olive Oil, about 3 minutes per side, in a skillet. Transfer to Slow Cooker

Now, in the SAME pan you started the pork in, saute a chopped onion, a minced clove of garlic, and 8 oz of mushrooms for about 2 minutes, just until they start to soften.

Now, add your veggies on top of your pork in the slow cooker.

At this point, take about 1/4 cup of the white COOKING wine and deglaze the skillet, pour wine and scrapings over the veggies.

Now, make your sauce to go on top in a separate bowl by combining 2-8oz cans of tomato sauce, the juice of half of a lemon, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t basil, 1/2 t oregano, and 1/2 t parsley.

Now, pour the sauce over the pork and veggies.

Here is your BEFORE picture

Let that cook about 8 hours on low

And then you'll get to walk in the door, after a long day of work to not only the aroma of the pork cooking in the spices, but this beautiful AFTER picture as well:

All you have left to do is cook up some spaghetti to serve it over and get out some parmesan cheese to top it off!

SOOOOOOO GOOD! We really enjoyed it, and i hope you will too! Just give it a try. A little work in the morning (less than 20 minutes) and a lotta work for the slow cooker all day long!

4 lean, boneless pork chops
Salt and Pepper to season pork
1 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup white cooking wine (dry)- cheaper than the real deal ;)
1/2 t salt
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t parsley
1/2 basil
2- 8oz cans tomato sauce
Juice of half of a lemon

(Spaghetti to serve it over!) I hope I didn't leave anything out, but everything should be in the instructions as well :)

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