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Italian Slow Cooked Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce with Green Beans

Pork Chops braised in tomato sauce, slow cooker or dutch oven for fork tender pork.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 thick bone-in pork chops
  • 2 cans Italian tomatoes see notes ORDER HERE
  • 1 carrot optiona
  • 1/2 cup white wine optional
  • 2 to 4 cups green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper or pepper flakes to taste
  • sea salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in either a dutch oven or pot
  • Cut onion into quarters. Peel garlic cloves.
  • Add onion and garlic in oil.
  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Brown pork chops on each side.
  • Pour peeled tomatoes into bowl. Squeeze with hand to crush.
  • If using slow cooker, add tomatoes to crock pot. Add Chops. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
  • If using dutch oven, cook everything in dutch oven, add tomatoes, white wine.
  • Add 1 teaspoon sea salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
  • If the sauce looks too thick add a half cup water.
  • Cook on very low for three hours either at 300 degrees in oven or on lowest possible burner on top of stove, stirring occasionally.
  • If you want to add in green beans, trim and cook with the sauce.
  • Discard the onion, garlic and carrot before serving.

Notes

I prefer the Cento San Marzano Tomatoes, but the second best tasting are the Cento Peeled tomatoes.