Pork chops with aubergine

Pork chops with aubergine

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Perk up chops in just 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved


  • kcal417
  • fat25g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre5g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.43g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 medium aubergine, cut into small cubes



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

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    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 1 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • handful basil leaves, torn
  • 4 boneless pork chops


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, tip in the aubergine then fry over a medium heat for 5 mins until soft and golden. Pour in the vinegar. Once the bubbling subsides, stir in the sugar, followed by the tomatoes, basil and seasoning to taste. Stir well and cook over high heat for 5 mins, until the sauce has thickened.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the grill to medium and season the pork. Place the chops under the grill for 15 mins, turning halfway, until golden and cooked through. Serve the chops with the aubergines on the side.

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17th Sep, 2017
This is delicious. I served it with pulled pork and it was a really good combo.
4th Oct, 2016
Really good and easy. Used fresh tomatoes and garlic instead of chopped ones. Still super speedy meal.
27th Apr, 2016
A quick and simple but really tasty accompaniment to pork chops. I didn't have tinned tomatoes with garlic so added two garlic cloves and the tinned tomatoes had herbs in it which worked well. Like others I added feta and served it with couscous and green beans - delish. Even my 7 month old enjoyed munching on the aubergine and devoured it when I puréed it for him.
19th Sep, 2013
Lovely and simple!
17th May, 2010
Great dish. Super simple. I crumbled some feta on top - yummy!
18th Nov, 2009
Fantastic dish! Had a couple of pork chops to use up and my son doesn't like mustard, which every other recipe for pork seems to use! All the family absolutely devoured it. Could be used alongside any meat though and will definitely be cooking this again and recommending!
25th Jul, 2009
I loved it, really very tasty, however it probably wont get made again as my wife and kids didn't like it :(........ Though on second thoughts I could always get a new wife and kids...
30th Apr, 2009
made this for the kids dinner to use up some aubergine. Was really nice and the smell while cooking was great with the balsamic vinegar. I guess this could be a stand alone dish for a veggie option easily as well as a side for meat. Definately worth trying and was very easy to make.
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