Pork Chops with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese

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.

  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 5 thin cut pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful of red grape tomatoes
  • 1 handful of yellow grape tomatoes
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp of 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 pan is nice and hot before adding pork. Cook for 2 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 1-2 minutes to 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.

In the same skillet add the grape tomatoes and onions to pan – add 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, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!

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7 Responses to “Pork Chops with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese”

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    ~Priscilla~ — August 18, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

    i love feta cheese and that on top of the pork chops look deliciuos! i think i’ll try that!

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    Aggie — August 18, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

    What a tasty combination of flavors! I’ve been wanting to cook more pork chops, this is one I will definately try out. Looks great!

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    Beth — August 18, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I love feta and caramelised onions. Im writing this one down

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    Paula — August 18, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

    Oh Pam, what a great combo of flavors! I’ve not cooked with the little tomatoes, so this is my something new for the day! Plus, my son is a huge fan of feta cheese, so this will go on my list. I love pork chops, any thickness will do, and I love them pan fried, grilled, baked, stewed, etc. Great recipe! PS: How’d you like the thunder this morning!

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    Marjie — August 18, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

    Simple and colorful: what could be better? Seems to me this would work with chicken, too!

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    Jan — August 18, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

    That looks fabulous, Pam. What a wonderful combination of flavors and colors. I am definitely going to try this one.

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    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen — August 18, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    Wow, that just looks so fresh colorful and delicious!

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