SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free
Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 259.1
  • Total Fat: 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.8 mg
  • Sodium: 443.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 23.3 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Smothered Pork Chops calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Smothered Pork Chops

Submitted by: SHEWRITES1

Introduction

Cooking time sounds long but the work is really done inside your oven! AND you need only one pan! You don't have to add oil or butter. You can drop the butter added to the gravy and you can use a cooking spray like Pam to brown the chops with to make it an even healthier. Cooking time sounds long but the work is really done inside your oven! AND you need only one pan! You don't have to add oil or butter. You can drop the butter added to the gravy and you can use a cooking spray like Pam to brown the chops with to make it an even healthier.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 bone-in loin pork chops ( preferably 1/2" thick)
    1 Tbs oil(optional)
    1 tsp onion powder
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    one to two sweet onions sliced thin
    1 Tbs butter
    2 cloves garlic minced
    1/4 tsp thyme
    1 bay leaf
    2 1/4 cup unsalted beef broth
    1tsp cornstarch
    1 tsp apple cider vingar

Tips

Cooking time sounds long but everything is done in one pan. No need for a separate pan for gravy....this is so wonderful; it brings a special meaning to the words "comfort food".


Directions

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.

2.Mix the onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper together. Wipe off moisture on the cops with paper towels and then sprinkle and rub the seasoning into the chops and let sit.

3.Heat skillet over med-high heat with Tbs of oil or pam cooking spray. When you see wisps of smoke add the chops and saute for 3 to 4 mins per side.

4.Cut onion(s) in half vertically than slice thinly across. When chops are brown take them out of the skillet and set aside. Brown another Tbs of butter or Pam spray and add onion. Cook scraping up bits of browned chops on the bottom of the pan. Saute onions for 8 to 10 minutes.

5. Add 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 tsp thyme, 3/4 cup of the beef broth and 1 bay leaf to skillet. Return chops and reserved juices to the skillet, and place in the heated oven for 1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees.

6. After 1 1/2 hours, take chops out of the skillet and set aside. (PAN WILL BE HOT!) Strain onions from the broth and juices, and set that aside. Skim fat from the broth with a spoon.

7. Place the "hot" skillet on top of the stove on medium heat. Add beef broth to the strained pan juices until it measures 1 1/2 cups broth and pour the mixture into the "hot" skillet. Turn the heat to high and simmer for 5 minutes .

8. While the broth simmers, in a cup add 1 tsp of cornstarch to 1 Tbs cold beef broth to make a slurry. When mixed thoroughly, add to simmering beef broth continue to stir until thickened. Add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar for tang.

9. Add onions back into the skillet. Plate the chops and add onion gravy as needed.

Serving Size: 4 pork chops with onion gravy

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHEWRITES1.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe