Quick Pork Chops Dinner

Ready in 30 minutes
4 servings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat a large oven-proof skillet. Add:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Heat oil over medium heat. Meanwhile, arrange on a tray or platter:

4 pieces boneless pork chops

Season both sides with:

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
fine salt
ground black pepper

Over high heat, sear pork on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside. Remove excess oil from pan. Saute:

1 white onion, sliced

Cook onion until translucent. Put back the pork chops, arrange one layer only. Stir-in:

1-2/3 cup pasta sauce with mushrooms
1/2 cup chicken stock

Bring to a quick boil and immediately reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes, basting chops with sauce. Check seasonings and adjust if necessary with:

Italian seasonings
fine salt
ground black pepper

Remove from heat. Top with:

1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, sliced into julienne
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

Finish cooking in the oven for 10 minutes and until cheese has melted. Or finish cooking over low heat on the stove covered. Serve over risotto, polenta or cooked rice.

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