One-Pot Wonders

Chunky Pepper and Pork Chop Skillet

October 24, 2011
0 Ratings
Photo by inpatskitchen
  • Serves 4 to 6
Author Notes

Growing up we always called these Bulgarian Pork used the same technique with hamburger patties. Now I don't know if they're Bulgarian or not, but they sure make for a great dinner. Serve them up with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 4 to 6 bone in pork chops about 3/4 inch thick seasoned with salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 very large onion, cut up coarsely
  • 1 very large green bell pepper, cut in 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 very large red bell pepper, cut in 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups of your favorite tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with a few tablespoon water to make a slurry
  1. In a large frying pan with a lid, brown the chops in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil on both sides. Remove from the pan.
  2. Add the third tablespoon of oil to the pan and add the onions, peppers and garlic and saute until the onions just begin to brown on the edges.
  3. Stir in the salt pepper and paprika and add the tomato sauce and broth. Return the chops to the pan.
  4. Spoon some of the sauce over the chops and simmer, covered for about 45 minutes until the chops are very tender.
  5. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and simmer for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens a bit.

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  • inpatskitchen
  • Niknud
  • Jezi

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

4 Reviews

Jezi January 12, 2012
Made this last night & was delicious! I love how all the colors of the peppers made the dish pop and look fancy. I agree with Nikud. I was also running out of recipe ideas & it turned out to be a hit. Nice & easy to make.
inpatskitchen January 12, 2012
I'm so glad you enjoyed them Jezi.....try it with burger patties...mix the ground beef with egg, fresh bread crumbs, salt, pepper and the same way but simmer for less time (maybe 20 to 25 minutes) And thanks so much!
inpatskitchen October 24, 2011
Thanks Niknud!!! This is another one I make early in the day and just reheat.
Niknud October 24, 2011
Constantly looking for porkchop recipes that aren't completely boring. Yah! Thanks for another great one!