Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
These smothered pork chops are pan-roasted to perfection & then simmered in a delicious caramelized onion gravy & finished with fresh herbs.
- 4 thick-cut bone-in pork chops
- 1 ½ tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter cut into chunks
- 3 peeled and thickly sliced medium-size yellow onions
- 3 finely minced cloves of garlic
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 32 ounces chicken stock beef stock, or combination of both
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- sea salt and pepper taste
Season the pork chops well on each side with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
Add the oil into a large frying or cast-iron pan over high heat until it begins to lightly smoke.
Next add in the pork chops and butter and turn the heat down to medium-high and cook for 3-4 minutes or until very browned.
Turn the pork over, baste, and cook for another 3-4 minutes and set aside.
In the same pan turn the heat down to medium and add in the onions and cook for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
Next, stir in the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in the flour until completely mixed in and then add in the stock and turn the heat up slightly to medium-high and cook until it becomes thick like gravy, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the pork chops back in the pan to heat them up and finish by stirring in the heavy cream.
Garnish with optional finely minced fresh parsley, rosemary, and thyme.
- Make-Ahead: While these are meant to be eaten right away, you can make these up to 1 hour ahead of time, just keep the pork chops in the gravy over very low heat.
- How to Store: Cover and keep in the gravy in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. These will freeze covered in the gravy for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.
- How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of pork and gravy to a medium size pan and cook over medium-low heat until warmed, which takes about 10 minutes. You can also reheat in a microwave.
- You can use chicken stock, or beef stock, or a combination of both like I did.
- I prefer to use double thick-cut bone-in pork chops for the most flavor. You can easily substitute with thin cut pork chops, pork loin, or pork tenderloin.
- These pork chops go perfectly with mashed potatoes and green beans.
Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 879mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg