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Smothered Pork Chops

close up shot of a skillet of pork chops topped with sauce
These smothered pork chops are simple to make and they are so flavorful drenched in a rich mushroom and onion gravy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pork chops, about ¾ inches thick (rib or loin cuts are best)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 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 the frying pan and cook until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Remove from frying pan. Serve hot.

Notes

  • Searing will lock in all the juiciness of the meat, so make sure not to skip this step.
  • The cooking time for your pork chops will vary depending on how thick they are. Use a meat thermometer to check that they are cooked through.

Nutrition

Sodium: 1424mgCalcium: 32mgVitamin C: 12mgVitamin A: 177IUSugar: 2gFiber: 2gPotassium: 833mgCholesterol: 105mgCalories: 362kcalSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 19gProtein: 33gCarbohydrates: 14gIron: 2mg