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Smothered Pork Chops

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These pork chops are simple to make and they are so flavorful. I love to pair them with some roasted vegetables or homemade mashed potatoes for a delicious, hearty dinner.
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Table of Contents
  1. INGREDIENTS FOR SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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This recipe is about to become your new favorite way to enjoy pork chops. The flavorful gravy, combined with sautéed mushrooms and onions make these the best smothered pork chops ever. They are the perfect hearty main course for your next dinner.

Here are a couple more of our favorite ways to enjoy pork chops. Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops are easily made in the slow cooker. While Parmesan Pork Chops have a flavorful, crunchy breading.

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MORE PORK RECIPES:
Instant Pot Pulled Pork | Pork Tenderloin


INGREDIENTS FOR SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

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You will need: 

  • 4 pork chops, cut to about ¾ inch thick (rib or loin cuts are best)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Mushrooms: While fresh mushrooms are best, you can also use canned mushrooms for this recipe.

Broth: You could also use vegetable, bone, or beef broth for this recipe. Any brand of broth will work, you could even make your own! You can also use regular or low-sodium broth.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a large food storage bag shake together onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and cracked black pepper.

STEP TWO: Place raw pork chops, one at a time, into a bag and shake to fully coat. Save leftover spices in the bag for the gravy.

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STEP THREE: Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Sear each side of the pork chops, about 4 minutes per side. Then remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside.

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STEP FOUR: In the same now empty frying pan add butter, minced garlic, onion, and mushroom and cook over high heat until onions start to brown.

STEP FIVE: Add the flour to the frying pan and stir until you no longer see any white.

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STEP SIX: Pour chicken broth and leftover spices from the food storage bag into the frying pan and boil over high heat until the mixture starts to thicken, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir often so that it doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.

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STEP SEVEN: Add the pork chops back to the frying pan and cook until the pork chops reach internal temperature of 145 degree F. 

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STEP EIGHT: Remove from frying pan. Serve hot.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftovers in a sealed food storage container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: To extend the shelf life of your cooked chops, you can place them in the freezer. Place them in an airtight container and be sure to scoop up the gravy and vegetables as well. When ready to enjoy, let thaw before reheating.

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We are always on the hunt for new ways to prepare protein. These pork chops have become one of our favorites. They are simple to make and they are so flavorful. I love to pair them with some roasted vegetables or homemade mashed potatoes for a delicious, hearty dinner.

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Smothered Pork Chops

5 from 2 votes
These pork chops are simple to make and they are so flavorful. I love to pair them with some roasted vegetables or homemade mashed potatoes for a delicious, hearty dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pork chops about ¾ inches thick (rib or loin cuts are best)
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup chicken broth low sodium

Instructions
 

  • In a large food storage bag shake together onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and cracked black pepper.
  • Place raw pork chops, one at a time, into bag and shake to fully coat. Save leftover spices in the bag for the gravy.
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Sear each side of pork chops, about 4 minutes per side. Then remove pork chops from pan and set aside.
  • In the same now empty frying pan add butter, minced garlic, onion, and mushrooms. Cook over high heat until onions start to brown.
  • Add flour to frying pan and stir until you no longer see any white.
  • Pour chicken broth and leftover spices from the food storage bag into frying pan and boil over high heat until mixture starts to thicken, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir often so it doesn’t burn or stick to bottom of pan.
  • Add pork chops back to frying pan and cook until pork chops reach internal temperature of 145F.
  • Remove from frying pan. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1424mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Lyn says

    This looks so good! I’m wondering once the pork chops are seared and added to the liquid, could they be cooked in the oven instead of the stove top?

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