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smothered pork chops

Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

Can't remember where I got this one. Tender moist full of flavor. Nice switch from the baked or fried chops.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For smothered pork chops

  • 4
    pork chops
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 lg
    onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 3 1/2 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 tsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • chopped parsley or thyme
  • 1/2 c
    white wine optional or replace with more chicken stock
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic

How To Make smothered pork chops

  • 1
    Preheat oven 350°
  • 2
    in large oven proof skillet.. I use cast iron . place oil in and heat
  • 3
    Mix flour ,cumin,salt ,pepper, paprika in shallow dish
  • 4
    Dredge pork chops in flour mix and lay in hot oil. Reserve the rest of the flour mix for later
  • Just out of the oil
    Cook chops about 4-5 minutes each side until its a dark golden brown crust. Remove onto plate from pan . set aside
  • 6
    Cook thinly sliced onions 10-15 minutes until soft.
  • Tender done add the flour now!
    Add garlic Add remaining flour to onions and stir until there is no visible white flour. And cook 2 minutes
  • 8
    Add 1 of chicken stock and mustard Add 1/2 cup of white wine With wooden spoon make sure to scrape bottom and sides to get all those browned bits Let simmer until it thickens
  • 9
    Return pork chops to pan with sauce try to single layer .. Overlap is ok as long as they aren't stacked up on each other
  • 10
    Cover pot and place in oven 30- 40 minutes Pork temp should be 140° when done. The temp will rise a bit while reating
  • 11
    Transfer chops to plate add remaining 2 1/2 cups of stock to sauce and render down until thickened. Add balsamic vinegar
  • 12
    Replace chops into gravy along with any juice on plate and let gravy rewarm the chops Garnish with parsley or thyme serve with rice. Mash potatoes. or Noodles.