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Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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Smothered Pork Chops - seasoned pork chops smothered in a flavorful onion gravy!

Today’s post is a part of #WeekdaySupper. Serving up recipes that take little time in the kitchen after a busy weekday.
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Traditionally, from what I have read on the web, Smothered Pork Chops are served over rice. Grumpy and I aren’t much on rice, so I served ours with mashed potatoes. I also used a thicker cut boneless pork chop, next time, I would likely go with a bone in thinner cut so if you do make this recipe, I do recommend that is what you do. The thicker cut chops, in my opinion and after this experience, would probably be better for a stuffed chop, rather than a smothered one.

Sometimes after a hard day at work, I want comfort. Comfort without a lot of work. I admit, I’m one of those people who after cooking dinner, I totally do not feel like doing anything else after I eat. I have been known to rinse everything off, place it in the dishwasher and get out of the kitchen ASAP, leaving the cooking dishes in the sink. Thankfully, for this meal, you don’t have to wash much but the skillet itself!

Smothered Pork Chops - seasoned pork chops smothered in a flavorful onion gravy!

I don’t make comfort food like this too often but boy, when I do, oh my, it is amazing. I think my most favorite part of this meal was the gravy. It was super flavorful! I am not a huge potato eater, but I could have eaten a plateful of potatoes topped with this gravy. That is how much I loved this gravy. If your in need of some comfort with awesome flavor, be sure to try this recipe out. I know I will be making it again!

For more #WeekdaySupper inspiration, visit the other bloggers who are creating recipes this week!

Monday – Filet Mignon with Balsamic Pan Sauce by Cooking Chat
Tuesday – Yakitori Donburi by A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
Wednesday – Smothered Pork Chops by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Thursday – Lemon Pepper Chicken & Pasta by Momma’s Meals
Friday – Bessara (Moroccan Bean Soup) by Eating In Instead

SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

Smothered Pork Chops
Pork steaks smothered in a flavorful onion gravy served over rice or with mashed potatoes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large pork loin steaks
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Sprinkle pork with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder on both sides. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place pork steaks in hot skillet and brown well on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Melt butter in same skillet that pork was browned in. Reduce heat to medium and add onion slices with salt to taste. Cook until onions are caramelized, about 15 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken broth into skillet, stirring constantly, dissolving browned bits of food in skillet. Pour juices that accumulated on plate with pork chops into the sauce. Mix in half and half until smooth. Add water. Bring sauce to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook about 15 minutes.
  4. Place pork into sauce and spoon sauce over meat to coat. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer until chops are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with gravy on top.

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Shelby Law Ruttan is the author of Grumpy's Honeybunch, mom of two handsome sons, and wife of one Grumpy hubby. We live in the Capital Region of New York surrounded by mountains and nature. My favorite things include hiking in the mountains, boating on the water, spending time with my fur babies, and creating in the kitchen! I have been blogging since 2007 when I decided that I wanted to put memories and recipes into writing for my children and future grandchildren. Since then my oldest son has become my technical guru and has helped me freshen up my blog look. My youngest son has recently decided that he would like to become a contributor. What started out as an online journal for me has become a family event and we love sharing these stories and recipes with our readers!

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