• 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6-1 inch pork chops, bone in
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced

I’ve made these pork chops for many a friend. My friend Gypsy had a horrible year filled with sickness. I wanted to bring her a comforting meal. This is one of my go-to meals when I want to bring something comforting to a friend.

My friend, Sandra, made this recipe for her family one night; this is what she had to say about it (still makes me smile):

I just got finished eating the MOST delicious pork entree I have ever made! Thanks for that Tuscan Pork Chop recipe….. That was a HUGE success! My pork chops usually come out so dry…..this was easy (an hour to make and bake) and beautiful…..like you Elise! My family is active beyond belief with two college aged students, a homeschooled high school student and my Mom living with us. My meal planning time is limited at best. Providing well balanced meals that can be put together quickly and consumed at different times during the day has always been a challenge for me. Elise has put together many recipes that combine common ingredients, that I ready have in my pantry and refrigerator, in a way that is ‘gourmet’ without all of the fuss. Instead of having to use my family as ‘testers’ of my own creations, I can rely on Elise to give me an easy, yet elegant, recipe that is great every time! (Like her Tuscan Pork….what a hit!) I know that I have provided a great meal for my family and they appreciate the uniqueness of eating such delicious and fun meals. Thank you Elise for the time you have taken to deliver such elegant, non-threatening, recipes to our home.


Dredge pork chops in seasoned flour mixture (flour, salt and pepper). Brown pork chops in oil. Remove from pan and add garlic. Stir and add tomatoes and chicken broth and balsamic vinegar. Deglaze the pan getting all the tasty bits from the bottom. Add chops and bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven until tender. Delicious served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.