louisiana-style smothered pork chops

★★★★★ 1
By Tammy Raynes
from Natchitoches, LA

This is a great little meal that I love to cook and my hubby loves to eat. This is a typical Louisiana style recipe that you can cook in a slow cooker.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a tasty and easy pork chop recipe. Smoky sausage alongside the Louisiana-style veggies really gives this dish a great flavor. Make sure to use a good smoked sausage, similar to andouille, for flavor. The pork chops are tender and melt-in-your-mouth good. Serve over rice with a couple of shakes of hot sauce and green onion for a Louisiana-style dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr 25 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For louisiana-style smothered pork chops

  • 4 oz
    smoked sausage, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 4
    bone-in center-cut pork chops, 1.25" thick
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg
    gumbo frozen vegetable mix, 16 oz (mix of onion, celery, and bell pepper)
  • 1 can
    chicken broth, 14 oz
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • hot cooked rice
  • 4
    green onions, sliced
  • hot sauce (optional)

How To Make louisiana-style smothered pork chops

  • Sausage sauteeing in a skillet.
    1
    Saute sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned.
  • Sauteed sausage on a paper towel to drain.
    2
    Drain sausage, reserving drippings in pan.
  • Pork chops in a bag with flour, salt, and pepper.
    3
    Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large Ziploc bag; add pork chops. Seal bag and shake to coat.
  • Adding oil to the skillet.
    4
    Add oil to drippings in skillet.
  • Browning the pork chops.
    5
    Cook pork chops in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • Pork chops in a slow cooker.
    6
    Transfer pork chops to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Sausage and veggies layered over pork chops.
    7
    Layer vegetables and sausage over pork chops.
  • Adding chicken broth to the slow cooker.
    8
    Add broth and thyme.
  • Setting the slow cooker.
    9
    Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  • Cooked pork chops in a baking dish.
    10
    Remove pork chops from slow cooker; cover and keep warm. Increase temperature to HIGH.
  • Corn starch and water stirred together.
    11
    Combine corn starch and 2 tablespoons water, stirring until smooth. Stir corn starch mixture into vegetables in slow cooker.
  • Cooking gravy in the slow cooker.
    12
    Cook, uncovered, 10 more minutes or until thickened.
  • Louisiana-Style Smothered Pork Chop on a plate with rice and green onion.
    13
    Spoon rice onto serving plates; top with pork chops. Spoon vegetables and sauce over pork chops. Sprinkle vegetables with green onions and serve with hot sauce, if desired.
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