Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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These pork chops are delicious and the sauce is to die for! Even my picky daughter scarfed it down. The total cook time is about 75 minutes, but you can multi-task while the chops are on the stove. It is the perfect center to a balanced meal.

What you need:

2 onions, 2 garlic gloves, 4 bone-in rib pork chops, salt, paper, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 3/4 cup chicken broth, 2 bay leaves and 1 tablespoon minced parsley.

Let’s prep!

First, peel and halve the onion. Cut the onion into thin slices.

Mince the garlic

Crush the garlic clove. The skin should slip right off, Use a garlic press to mince the garlic.

Let’s cook!

Pat the chops dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Brown the chops on both sides for 6 minutes, then transfer to a large plate.

Cook the onions

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet and return to medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water, then transfer to a bowl.

Make the sauce

Coat the bottom of the pan with oil. Whisk 2 tablespoons of flour into the skillet and cook over medium-low heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 1 3/4 cups broth.

Cook the chops

Return the chops to the skillet and cover them with the onions. Add 2 bay leaves, and simmer over low heat until the pork is completely tender, about 30 minutes.

Thicken the sauce

Transfer the chops to a serving platter and tent with foil. Continue to simmer the sauce until thickened, about 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaves, stir in 1 tablespoon parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Almost there!

Spoon the sauce over the chops.

Enjoy!

Enjoy the pork chops- I did! Serve them with a vegetable like broccoli or green beans and some rolls. The whole family will love it!

 

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