Braised Pork Chops

Suzan Baroni

By
@sebaroni

Braising is my absolute favorite way to cook meat. This recipe makes the most moist and tender pork chops I have ever had. The gravy is just the right thickness and oh, so, flavorful. Served with mashed potatoes and a vegetable, it is the perfect meal.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

2 to 3 medium
bone-in pork chops
4 Tbsp
flour, plus more for dredging
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
butter
2 to 3 medium
yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
1
dried bay leaf
1/4 c
brandy (optional)
2 to 3 c
chicken broth

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2
Sprinkle the chops with a little salt and pepper on both sides, then coat in the flour. Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown the chops, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove to a plate.
3
Melt the butter in the pork chop drippings and add the onions (seems like a lot of onions, but it's not,) bay leaf and a little salt and pepper. Cook over medium to medium-low heat until tender; 12 to 15 minutes; sprinkle in the 2T of flour and stir for about a minute.
4
Deglaze the pan with the brandy, if using. Slowly stir in the chicken broth, to combine. Slide the chops back into the sauce and cover.
5
Roast for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (depending on how thick the chops are), until very tender. NOTE: I use loin pork chops no more than an inch thick, but not the "thin cut" ones I have seen at the grocery store. I use the full two hours.
6
Remove meat to a serving platter. Serve with gravy on the side. NOTE: Gravy should not need anything but a good stir. The onions will almost have melted while cooking and flavored it nicely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Steaks and Chops