It’s no secret that I have a penchant for anything Italian. However, there are only so many lasagnas and risottos one can eat before they yearn for something new to try. The idea for this recipe sparked years ago, when I spotted a recipe for pork chops with vinegar peppers in The Sopranos Family Cookbook. However, the recipe called for spicy pickled peppers, which diddn’t really appeal to me . I thought bell peppers would bring more flavor to the “party”, as well as look more attractive.

I’ve always been a huge fan of balsamic pan sauces when it came to any pan-seared meat, so decided on that for  my deglazing agent to get all those yummy bits from the bottom of the pan. Plus, balsamic vinegar is pretty mild on the acidity scale. That’s just what I was looking for to pair with pork, which is on the milder side.

I used boneless pork chops this time around, because it was all that was available to me at the store last week. I usually like to get a thin cut bone-in chop if I can, because I  think they have better flavor and retain more moisture. But, the boneless was great. Just make sure you don’t overcook them, as they can dry out so quickly! Alternatively, I’m sure the dish would be wonderful with chicken breasts or thighs.

8 Comments

  1. Posted September 9, 2011 at 12:17 PM | Permalink

    This sounds right up my alley! Simple, but lots of flavor from the vinegar and peppers. My daughter actually decided this week that she liked cooked sweet peppers so she would probably eat this, too!

  2. Posted September 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    Your dish is packed with flavour and colour. Looks so tempting!! I just remember that I still have a bottle of balsamic vinegar lying in my cabinet. Will give this recipe a try soon. ;)

  3. Posted September 9, 2011 at 3:36 PM | Permalink

    Oh, that looks fantastic! I love the simple flavors.

  4. Posted September 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM | Permalink

    This recipe looks beautiful! I’m always looking for new ways to make pork chops because my husband loves them. I love the simple combination of balsamic vinegar and sweet peppers.

  5. jacki
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

    I live on the shore too, you should try the pork chops from Greenbranch Farm for this recipe. They are thin cut bone-in and really delicious. They also have really nice ( and cheap) organic bell peppers

  6. Posted September 12, 2011 at 3:47 PM | Permalink

    This looks delish. I am a virgin in making pork chops.. but you make it sound so easy!!

  7. Posted September 12, 2011 at 4:02 PM | Permalink

    that looks delicious! i love balsamic and peppers together.

  8. Posted September 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM | Permalink

    This looks amazing, anything with balsamic vinegar is delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

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