Pork Rib Chops with Sweet Peppers and Basil

Photo: David Malosh
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 bone-in pork rib chops (each about 8 ounces and about ½ inch thick)

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound sweet peppers (3 or 4), such as red and yellow bell peppers, stems and ribs discarded, sliced crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rings

  • 1 medium red onion, sliced crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rounds

  • 2 sprigs fresh basil, plus small basil leaves, for garnish

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar


  1. Season chops with 1 tablespoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper total. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chops, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook peppers, onion, and basil, gently stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften and turn golden in places, about 7 minutes. Return chops along with any accumulated juices on plate to skillet, placing them on top of vegetables. Add vinegar, cover, and cook until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of chops (do not touch bone) reaches 145 degrees, about 3 minutes.

  3. Discard basil sprigs and divide chops and vegetables evenly among 4 plates. Garnish with basil leaves.

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