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.IMG_0010
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.  IMG_0016

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.)   IMG_0017

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. IMG_0026

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 IMG_0023

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