How to make it

  • Lay out chops, season chops with salt, pepper, italian seasoning, cajun seasoning to taste. Heat olive oil in a heavy bottom pan. Brown seasoned side down, for 5-8 minutes, until they get a nice color. Season second side, and flip over to brown the other side. When the second side is browned, remove to plate with a lip(to catch juices)and set aside.
  • Depending on the number of chops you might have to brown in batches.
  • Saute chopped onions 5 minutes, or until it starts to soften. Add garlic and season(salt, pepper, & italian seasoning). Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add applesauce, heat through and scrape all bits off the bottom. Add tomato puree. Taste for seasoning.
  • Add the pork back to the sauce pan.
  • Simmer for atleast 45 minutes. The timing will depend on how thick your chops are, and how tender you like your meat. In our house, it simmers for about 2 hours, using 8- 1/2 inch chops.
  • Serve with noodles or rice. The sauce rocks! We save the leftover sauce and use it for chicken, or just to flavor noodles or rice. It does freeze well, too!
  • Enjoy!! : )

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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Tasty, savory. One inch chops done in 1 3/4 hours.
    See Saucy Italian Pork Chops for more reviews.
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    " It was excellent "
    lobster ate it and said...
    MMmmm so good! Used what I had on hand, some tomato sauce and tomato paste, added some shakey Parmesan cheese and red wine, slow cooked in my cast iron dutch oven. Served over WW egg noodles.
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