Pork chops simmered in tomato and onion

Apologies to anyone of Italian descent!I'm sure this dish will seem a slander on your culinary heritage, but that's the way I learned this recipe.

As much as I like grilled pork chops, I enjoy a change. This recipe isn't haute cuisine, but I think it is particularly good when you get home from work on a cold, wet evening. The preparation is fairly quick, and it leaves you time to warm up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and read a newspaper.


(Serves 2)


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan or frying pan (choose one with a lid). Season both sides of the chops with salt and pepper to taste. Brown the chops quickly on both sides. Remove from the pan.
  2. Fry the onions until soft, but not brown. You may need to add a little more fat, but I prefer to use as little as possible.
  3. Return the chops to the pan, add the tomato soup, green pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 30-40 minutes, or until the chops are cooked.


I serve this with rice. If you like brown rice, it has the advantage of taking as long to cook as the rest of the meal, so you get an uninterrupted half-hour.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 15 minutes preparation, 40 minutes cooking.
Precision: No need to measure.


Stephen Withers, 
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 
Recipe last modified: 8 Oct 86

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