Braised Pork With Peppers & Onions
Times: 15 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook4 boneless pork loin chops, about 1-inch thick, trimmed2 teaspoons olive oilSalt and black pepper1 tablespoon tomato paste2 small red bell peppers, or yellow bell peppers, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices1 small red or yellow onion, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1/2 cup dry red wine, (for non-alcoholic, substitute chicken or vegetable broth)
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove chops to a plate and set aside.
- Add tomato paste to skillet and cook, stirring, for 15 seconds. Add bell peppers and onion to skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
- Add wine and bring to a boil, scraping up and stirring in any browned bits in the skillet. Return chops to skillet, nestling them in the liquid, and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 4 minutes. Turn chops, cover, and cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
- Serve pork with pepper and onion mixture spooned on top.