Simple Tomato Balsamic Braised Pork Chops

4.7 from 3 reviews


  • 2 tablespoons Tin Star Ghee
  • 4 pork chops
  • couple pinches of salt
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 28 ounces of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of herbs de provence
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon torn basil
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of ghee. Liberally salt the pork chops. Once pan is hot, add to the pan, not crowding it to ensure a good sear on the chops. (I cooked to at a time). Sear all chops on both sides for about 3 minutes, until golden then set aside.
  2. The the hot pan, add onion and garlic cloves and a bit of salt then use a wooden spatula to scrape the pork chops bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the onions cook for about 10-15 minutes, until soft and slightly caramelized.
  3. Then add the rest of the ingredients except for the basil and pepper, mix to combine and let cook for another 10-15 minutes, until tomatoes have broken down a bit.
  4. Lastly, add pork chops back to the pan with the sauce and completely cover in the sauce. Cover with lid and let cook for about 5 more minutes, until pork chops are completely cooked through.
  5. Lastly, add torn basil and pepper and mix to combine.
  6. Serve immediately with sauce mixture on top of pork chops!

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