CROCK-POT PORK CHOPS CACCIATORE
-Mix together: 2 tp onion powder, 2 tp garlic powder, 2 tp oregano, 2 tp basil, 1 ½ tp black pepper. Dredge 4 pork chops in spices and set aside. (Any leftover rub can be sprinkled over the meat when it is placed in the crock-pot.)
-Put 1 TB olive oil in the bottom of a crock-pot. Layer the following: 2 C sliced mushrooms, 3 C bell pepper strips, 1 C thin-sliced onion.
-Combine and pour over vegetables: two 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes, one 6-oz can tomato paste, 2 bay leaves, and 1 TB balsamic vinegar.
-Place pork chops on top and pressed down a little. Cook on low 7-9 hours. Serve with brown rice.