This is one of my favorite pork recipes. As you can tell from my blog, I love cooking with garlic, tomatoes, and caramelized onions. I used thin chops this time but I prefer to use thick chops because they are much juicier. I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish… the tomatoes and caramelized onions are sweet while the feta is a bit salty. Topping the whole dish off with a bit of balsamic vinegar just completes it perfectly. My kids and husband all love these chops and so do I. It’s really delicious and healthy too.
Pork Chops with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese:
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 5 thin-cut pork chops, seasoned with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 handful of red grape tomatoes
- 1 handful of yellow grape tomatoes
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 tbsp of feta cheese
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
How to Make Pork Chops with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a bit of salt then saute until golden brown and caramelized – about 15-20 minutes. Add minced garlic, stirring frequently for 60 seconds. Remove from pan and set aside.
In the same skillet, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat and season the chops. Make sure the pan is nice and hot before adding pork. Cook for 2 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 1-2 minutes to the desired degree of doneness.
Remove from heat to a serving platter. Make sure to let pork rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy.
Add the grape tomatoes and onions to the same skillet then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes to cook the tomatoes slightly.
Pour the tomatoes and onions on top of the pork, and drizzle the top with balsamic vinegar, to taste. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!