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Drunken Stove Top Pork Chops is one of the easiest dinner recipes for busy families. This is low-maintenance cooking at it's finest and seriously delicious with fall-apart-tender thin-cut pork chops. Even your kids will love it (don't worry, the alcohol cooks off)!

Drunken Stove Top Pork Chops

Drunken Stove Top Pork Chops is one of the easiest dinner recipes for busy families. This is low-maintenance cooking at it's finest and seriously delicious with fall-apart-tender thin-cut pork chops. Even your kids will love it (don't worry, the alcohol cooks off)!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword stove top pork chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Inactive time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Patty Scuteri

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 thin-cut boneless pork chops (mine were around 1/4 inch thick- you can also use bone-in as long as they're thin cut)
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into thin rings
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, smashed
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 14.5 ounce can beef broth (you can also use chicken broth if that's what you have on hand)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • Water (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towel and season well with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. In batches, sear each chop until browned on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side and then place them into a side plate. Make sure you don't overload the pan!

  4. Once all the pork chops are browned and out of the pan, add the remaining Tablespoon of oil and then add sliced onion and smashed garlic.

  5. Season them with salt and pepper to taste and saute them stirring constantly for a minute or two.

  6. Next, add the wine to the pan and scrape up the brown bits with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan.

  7. After the wine has simmered for a minute or two, add broth and tomato paste. Stir well to combine and add the pork chops back into the pan. Bring it to a boil.

  8. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer for an hour, stirring periodically. If it starts to dry out, add a little water (I didn't run into this issue). Serve immediately after the hour is up.