For my birthday last year, my mother gave me a copy of this wonderful cookbook Family Comfort Favorites by Kim Warren. This recipe book is FULL of Kim's family's favorite recipes. I don't know about you, but I love when one of my friends shares with me one of their families secret recipes! Recipes that are passed down from generation to generation are always keepers in my book! And I feel that this book is just that! I have tried many of her recipes and so far I have yet to be let down.
I have made these Italian Pork Chops a few times since I got this book, and can I just say that they are soooooo good! My whole family has loved them too! Plus you throw them in your crock pot and let the slow cooker do all the work for you :)
4-6 Bone-in pork chops
1 (14oz) can Tomato Sauce
1 clove garlic (minced)
1-1/2 tsp fresh Oregano (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
1 red bell pepper (chopped)
1 yellow or orange bell pepper (chopped)
8-12 large button or crimini mushrooms
4-6 large slices Fresh Mozzarella cheese (1 for each pork chop)
Salt & Pepper
Generously season pork chops with the garlic & onion powder, and salt & pepper. In a large saute pan, brown both sides. (about 1-2 minutes per side) Place the chops into the slow cooker.
In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, and a pinch of pepper. Pour over the top of the chops, cover and let cook for 7-8 hours on low.
Seed the peppers, and cut into 6-8 slices. Clean and stem the mushrooms. With 1-2 hours of cooking time remaining, add peppers and mushrooms to slow cooker. Lastly, with 5-10 minutes of cooking time left, place 1 slice of fresh mozzarella on top of each pork chop and replace the cover allowing the cheese to melt.
To serve, top each pork chop with some peppers and mushrooms and some of the tomato sauce form the pot and serve with rice. Enjoy!
(Recipe Source: Family Comfort Favorites Cookbook)