Tender Pork Chops Recipe with Red Wine and Basil

Elegant Pork Chops

Tender Pork Chops Recipe with Red Wine and Basil
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 2


Elegant Pork Chops
Elegant Pork Chops

Elegant Pork Chops is a classic dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a fancy date night at home. The combination of tender pork chops, savory tomato sauce, and aromatic spices creates a delicious and sophisticated meal that is sure to impress your guests.


The recipe for Elegant Pork Chops has been passed down through generations in many families. It is a timeless dish that has stood the test of time due to its simple yet elegant flavors. The combination of pork chops with a rich tomato sauce is a classic pairing that never goes out of style.


How to prepare

  1. Season pork chops with salt and pepper, then sprinkle with flour.
  2. In a frying pan, brown the chops with butter. Remove the chops and set them aside.
  3. In the same pan, add onions with butter and flour. Fry until translucent.
  4. Add tomato paste and stir well. Pour in red wine and stir until it is reduced by half.
  5. Return the chops to the sauce and add spices. Simmer the mixture. The longer you simmer, the more tender the chops will be.
  6. Serve the chops over fresh linguine and garnish with Parmesan cheese.


  • For a lighter version, you can use boneless pork chops or substitute chicken breasts for the pork.
  • Add some diced bell peppers or mushrooms to the sauce for extra flavor and texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to season the pork chops well with salt and pepper before browning them. This will help to enhance the flavor of the meat.

- Browning the pork chops before simmering them in the sauce helps to seal in the juices and create a delicious crust on the outside.

- Be sure to simmer the sauce for a sufficient amount of time to allow the flavors to meld together and the pork chops to become tender.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Elegant Pork Chops over fresh linguine or creamy mashed potatoes for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Browning the pork chops before simmering them in the sauce helps to create a delicious crust and seal in the juices.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use beef or chicken broth instead of chicken broth in this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. Simply reheat the sauce and add the pork chops to finish cooking.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Elegant Pork Chops with fresh parsley or basil for a pop of color and flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve the Elegant Pork Chops with a side salad and a glass of red wine for a complete and elegant meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

300 per serving


15g per serving


12g per serving


25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in vitamin C, iron, and potassium.


This recipe contains dairy (Parmesan cheese) and gluten (flour).


This dish is a good source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. However, it is also high in fats and carbohydrates, so it should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Elegant Pork Chops is a classic and sophisticated dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner at home. With tender pork chops, a rich tomato sauce, and aromatic spices, this dish is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement that washed over me when I first saw this recipe for Elegant Pork Chops. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl learning the ins and outs of cooking from my own grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and taught me everything I know about creating delicious meals that warm the soul.

The recipe for Elegant Pork Chops came to me in a rather unexpected way. I was at a local farmer's market one sunny Saturday morning, browsing through the fresh produce and homemade goods, when I struck up a conversation with a friendly elderly woman selling her homemade jams and preserves. We chatted about this and that, and before I knew it, she was sharing with me her secret recipe for the most delectable pork chops I had ever tasted.

The woman explained that the key to making these pork chops truly elegant was in the marinade. She handed me a handwritten recipe card, yellowed with age and stained with splatters of food, and told me to cherish it and pass it on to future generations. I felt honored to receive such a precious gift, and I vowed to make these pork chops with the love and care that the recipe deserved.

When I returned home, I wasted no time in gathering the ingredients and preparing the marinade for the pork chops. The aroma of garlic, herbs, and spices filled the kitchen, and I knew that this was going to be a meal to remember. I let the pork chops marinate for several hours, allowing the flavors to meld and infuse into the meat.

As the pork chops sizzled in the pan, I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. I had taken a simple recipe and transformed it into something truly elegant and special. The meat was tender and juicy, with just the right amount of seasoning to enhance its natural flavors. I plated the pork chops with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed green beans, creating a meal fit for a king.

I couldn't wait to share my creation with my family. As they sat down at the table and took their first bite, their eyes lit up with delight. They couldn't believe how delicious the pork chops were, and they showered me with compliments and praise. I felt like a culinary goddess, basking in the glow of their appreciation.

From that day on, Elegant Pork Chops became a staple in my cooking repertoire. I made them for special occasions and family gatherings, always receiving rave reviews from everyone who tasted them. The recipe became a treasured tradition, passed down through the generations as a symbol of love and connection.

As I grew older and wiser, I continued to experiment with the recipe, adding my own twists and variations to make it truly my own. But no matter how many times I made them, the pork chops always reminded me of that sunny day at the farmer's market, when a kind stranger shared with me a recipe that would become a beloved family favorite.

Now, as I sit in my cozy kitchen, surrounded by the laughter and chatter of my grandchildren, I can't help but smile as I prepare a batch of Elegant Pork Chops. I know that this recipe will be cherished for years to come, just like all the recipes that have been handed down to me from generations past. And as I watch my family enjoy this delicious meal, I feel grateful for the love and joy that cooking has brought into my life.


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