Braciole al Sugo {Pork Chops in Sauce}


I feel like my Southern American meets my inner Northern Italian with this dish. Braciole al sugo translates to Pork Chops in Sauce. It’s a pan fried pork chop that has been seasoned and breaded and then is topped with a glorious tomato sauce. It’s a very simple satisfying meal that you can pull together in less than 30 minutes ; )

I use my homemade breadcrumbs which could not be simpler to make. Here is my quick money saving tip: Save the ends of your bread loafs. Don’t throw them away! Put them into a freezer bag and then when you have enough simply put them onto a baking sheet and toast them up in the oven. You could even add dried seasonings if you like. When they’re nice and toasted, let them cool a bit andย  put them into a large ziplock bag. Now for the fun, bash them {or even better let the kids do it} But I don’t know it’s a nice stress reliever too ; )

Panko would also be lovely if you prefer those to breadcrumbs. What I really love about the breading is how it seals the juices in. This is an incredibly juicy and delicious chop that everyone will love!



Braciole al Sugo {Pork Chops in Sauce}
What you’ll need:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 medium onion – minced {approximately 1/2 cup}
1 clove garlic – minced
14.05 ounces diced tomatoes
1 heaping tablespoon fresh flat leaf Italian parsley – roughly choppped
4 center cut pork chops
1 cup all purpose flour
1 egg – beaten
1 cup breadcrumbs
vegetable/canola oil – enough to fry with

What to do:
1. Into a large saute pan add butter and olive and heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until aromatic and onions have started to soften. Add tomatoes, parsley. Season with salt and pepper, cover and cook for approximately 15 minutes on LOW heat.

2. Season your pork chops with salt and pepper. Assemble your dredging station by placing flour, egg, breadcrumbs into 3 separate bowls. Place pork chop into flour, egg, then breadcrumbs. Continue until all pork chops have been breaded.

3. In a separate pan add enough vegetable/canola oil to fry pork chops. Heat oil over medium-high heat. When oil is hot add pork chops and cook until golden brown on both sides. Turning only as necessary.

3. When pork chops have finished cooking, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb some of the oil. Plate pork chops and then spoon tomato sauce on top. Garnish with additional parsley if desired.

Buon Appetito.



  1. 1

    This is one nice pork chop, golden and crispy. The tomato topping is just a perfect accompaniment.

    Wish I were having dinner over with you tonight. My dinner isn’t as exciting. Sigh.

  2. 2

    Fancy yet an easy recipe. That piece of pork chop looks so delish.

  3. 3

    Beautiful- looks so delicious!

  4. 4

    This is such a simple & fabulous way to prepare pork chops. I love easy tomato sauces like that. Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5

    A lovely dish! Delicate yet very savory, I’m sure. In the summer I like to make a very similar thing with breaded cutlets (or chops) with some tomato salad on top. The flavors meld perfectly… ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 6

    Sounds very tasty! I just made something very similar to this in the CrockPot but mine did not have breading.

  7. 7

    Mmmmm! I’ve never thought of pork chops with tomato-based sauce before. But I do love a good crusty chop…mmmm…

  8. 8

    Do you have any idea how good those chops would be at this moment? Yes, 8:55 am. Mmm! Such a fresh, simple sauce.

  9. 9

    Wow Paula, I don’t know if pork chops have ever looked so good!

  10. 10

    Dam that looks delicious. It looks fantastic with the diced tomato sauce. It looks relatively easy to make, i might make it for my daughters birthday.

  11. 11

    This looks great! What kind of side do you like to serve this with? I was thinking of mashed potatoes, rice, or maybe egg noodles?

  12. 12
    Louise /

    I was wondering if I could use boneless pork loin instead of center cut?

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