Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pizza Pork Chops

Ok, before you turn your nose up or have serious doubts about this concoction my kids were saying mmmmmmmmmm from the first bite! Seriously, this will be made over & over. It gives a nice, new twist to pork chops. Pair it with Orzo with Parmesan & Basil for a big party in the mouth!

2 c sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tbsp butter
4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 c marinara or spaghetti sauce
16 slices pepperoni
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender (I am the only one in my family who likes mushrooms so I did not use them this time). Remove and keep warm. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In the same skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides; drain.
Add marinara sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, turning once. Layer pork with pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Courtesy: Simple & Delicious


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Michelle R. said...

We LOVED these- everyone including my daughter who normally turns her nose up at pork! YUMMY. We will try this on chicken, too.