When getting ready to make a simple and easy dinner the last week, I saw some delicious, bone-in pork chops on sale. I also knew that I had Kitcheneez Tuscany Seasoning in my pantry, and combined make super simple Tuscan-Style Pork Chops. This company is from just outside of Charlotte, where Lisa sells 150 mixes for everything from meals, to soups, to dips and more! (She also sells Salt-Free and gluten-free products.) Combination of easy seasoning and bone-in pork chops, plus a salad, was such an easy weeknight meal! I love supporting a local product at that.
(It was so easy, that I took it home for my dad, who is home and cooks for one, and told him he needed to use this regularly for his pork chops.)
(Note: The Kitcheneez was provide to me at no cost.)
Pork chops (or chicken breasts), recommended bone-in for flavor and moisture.
Kitcheneez Tuscany Seasoning
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 cup minced onion or shallot
1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
2 tbsp butter
fresh thyme (optional)
In a medium skillet, heat oil. Sprinkle each pork chop with Tuscany Seasoning and Salt.
Cook the meat on each side for approximately 5 minutes, or until cooked to 145 degrees. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
In the same pan, add onions and sauté for about 1-2 minutes. Add wine, scraping up the yummy bits on the bottom of the pan.
Bring to a boil. Cook for about 4 minutes or until reduced. (Note: my sauce was too loose, so I reduced the amount of wine in the recipe above.)
Add thyme sprig. Remove from heat. Whisk in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, additional Tuscan seasoning (if you choose), and butter. Simmer and reduce.
Spoon sauce over chops.
Serve warm over your favorite mashed potatoes recipe. (These were frozen cauliflower mashed potatoes, hence why they are a little runny.) Here are a few good ones:
Buttery Mashed Potatoes or a lighter: Potato and Parsnip Puree