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    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Pork Chops in Creamy Tomato Sauce

    What I am loving about regularly cooking for several people…
    (who will eat anything, well almost everything,) on a daily basis...
    It gives me a chance to try out some of the many recipes I read everyday
    So much inspiration, most, really so so simple and so so tasty
    Just perfect

    Recently staying with my Hawkes Bay Hosts, I came across this on the Better Recipes Site, submitted by Rachel Popa
    Pork Chops in Creamy Tomato Sauce... of course, as usual, I often make some changes to make the recipe my own
    Usually to add some extra flavour
    This time I added Onions...Everything tastes better with Onions
    Plus I used Passata instead of canned tomato sauce recommended by the recipe writer
    And for extra seasoning some Vegeta Powdered stock.
    Thumbs up from the hosts


    4 Pork Chops
    2 teaspoons Garlic powder

    Sea Salt and Black Pepper
    1 tablespoon Olive oil
    1 onion thinly sliced
    1 cup Tomato Passata
    1/2 cup cream
    1/2 cup hot water with 1 tsp Vegeta dissolved
    1/4 cup basil chopped

    First, preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    Trim excess fat off the pork chops
    Place the fat in a cold pan and slowly raise heat to medium and render it
    Perfect for browning the chops

    Sprinkle pork chops in garlic powder
    Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Brown in the fat over medium heat… for about two or three minutes on each side.
    Set aside
    Add olive oil to pan and add onions
    Lightly sauté till translucent
    Meanwhile mix Passata, Cream and hot water with powdered Vegeta
    Add to onions in the pan
    Cook for about 2-3 minutes
    Add chopped Basil
    Place the pork chops in a baking dish, and pour onion sauce over pork chops..
    Bake covered in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.
    Tear some basil leaves over the top

    Serve with Mashed Potato and other vegetable of choice… we had Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower
    NB: Mary used the leftover sauce mixed with some fried bacon to smother some pasta
    Waste not want Not, Another Dinner...always a winner

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