This smothered pork chops are seared, then coated in the most delicious creamy mushroom and onion gravy. An easy dinner option that’s sure to satisfy even the heartiest appetites!
Pork chops are quick to make, inexpensive, and full of flavor. These smothered pork chops feature a flavorful mushroom and onion topping for a unique meal that’s sure to please the entire family. Dinner time will never be boring again!
How do you make smothered pork chops?
First, season your pork chops with salt and pepper and brown them in olive oil. When the pork chops are done, take them out of the pan and melt butter in that pan. Add in mushrooms and onions and cook them until tender. Toss in a little garlic, let it cook for a few seconds, and add some flour. Stir the flour as it cooks and whisk in beef broth. Stir in a little cream to finish the sauce. Place the pork chops back into the pan, and spoon the sauce over the top. Add a sprinkle of parsley, then serve and enjoy.
Tips for smothered pork chops
- Use white button or cremini mushrooms, they taste great in the sauce and are readily available. You can use pre-sliced mushrooms to save on prep time.
- You can use bone in or boneless pork chops. I prefer bone-in pork chops as they are less likely to dry out.
- Use a thermometer to make sure the center of your pork cooks to the correct temperature. Cooking time can vary depending on the size of your chops.
- You can make this dish with chicken breasts or pork tenderloin if you don’t have pork chops on hand.
- Feel free to use other herbs instead of parsley such as thyme, basil or chives.
How to clean mushrooms
Clean your mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Gently rub each mushroom to remove any loose dirt. You can also rinse your mushrooms in a colander, but be sure to rinse them briefly; do not soak them in water.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD PORK BE COOKED TO?
Cook pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. To gauge whether your pork is done, simply insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop. Make sure that the thermometer doesn’t touch the bone, or you could end up with an inaccurate reading.
This smothered pork chop recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy pork chops. It’s a hearty meal that will satisfy even the biggest appetites!
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- Smoked Pork Chops
- Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- Brown Sugar Pork Chops
- Stuffed Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin
Smothered Pork Chops
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 pork chops I use bone-in chops
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup butter
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 3/4 cups beef broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the pork chops in the pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees F.
- Remove the pork chops from the pan; cover to keep warm.
- Melt the butter in the pan. Add the mushrooms and onions, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the mushrooms and onions for 7-9 minutes or until tender and browned. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the flour to the pan. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Slowly add the beef broth; whisk until smooth. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened. Stir in the heavy cream. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the pork chops back to the pan and spoon the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.