Pork Chops, Modena Style

Pork Chops, Modena Style, Recipe

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Steve
Print Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
  • 1 pound pork loin chops 2-3 chops, it doesn't really matter
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6-8 whole large sage leaves , roughly chopped or torn
  • 2 14-1/2 ounce cans chopped tomatoes


  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the flour well with salt and pepper and lightly coat the pork chops on both sides (be sure to shake off any excess flour).
  • Once the butter has melted, add the pork chops and sage leaves.
  • Lightly brown the pork chops, 1-2 minutes per side.
  • While the chops are browning, drain one can of tomatoes and reserve the liquid.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes to the pan and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 35 minutes, turning the chops several times.
  • Remove the lid and break the chops into bite-size pieces with a wooden spatula.
  • Cook for 10 more minutes, uncovered, adding the reserved liquid if the tomatoes have reduced too much.
  • Serve over rice or pasta.