Pork Chops with Tomato-Bacon Gravy
Active Time
40 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

This recipe will remind you of how good a pork chop can be. While the pork chops roast in the oven, the savory pan gravy comes together quickly on the stove-top, making a company-worthy meal in under an hour. You can easily swap out the green beans for thin asparagus spears or sliced zucchini for a personalized dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium until crisp, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain; set aside. Reserve drippings in skillet off heat. Sprinkle pork chops evenly with 1⁄2 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.  Place skillet over medium-high; add pork chops, and cook in hot drippings until well browned, 3 minutes per side. Transfer pork chops to one end of an aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; set aside. (Do not wipe skillet clean.)

Step 2

Toss green beans, sliced shallot, and oil together with 1⁄4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Set aside.

Step 3

Place skillet with remaining drippings over medium-high. Add tomatoes and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until blistered and beginning to burst, about  3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add stock; stir until smooth. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until thickened, 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add green bean mixture to opposite side of baking sheet from pork chops. Place in preheated oven; cook until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of pork chops registers 145°F and green beans just begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Chop bacon; stir into tomato gravy, and serve over pork chops with green beans. Sprinkle with parsley.