Mr. Food: Country Pork Chops

December 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
No need to tie up your oven to cook these homey country-style pork chops! They'll simmer just fine on the stovetop in this rich tomato sauce that's chock-full of healthy fresh veggies! Talk about a speedy skillet supper they'll love!

1/4 cup olive oil
2 yellow squash, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 medium-sized onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 (1-inch) pork loin chops (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered
1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté yellow squash, zucchini, and onion 4 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper then brown 2 minutes per side.
  3. Return sautéed vegetables to skillet, reduce heat to low and add mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, and oregano; cover and cook 30 to 35 minutes, or until pork chops are cooked through.