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French Onion Smothered Pork Chops on a pile of mashed potatoes.
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French Onion Pork Chops

Seasoned Pork Chops are tossed in a thick and flavorful French Onion sauce with gravy and mushrooms. They are pan fried or baked in the oven. Top with hot, melted cheese for extra indulgence!

Ingredients

Pork Chops

  • 4 pork chops , center cut, bone-in
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices gruyere or swiss cheese, optional

French Onion Sauce

  • 6 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 sprig fresh Thyme, or 1 tsp dried thyme

Instructions

Pork Chops

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Season the pork with salt and pepper and dredge each side with flour.
  • Melt 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops for about 2 minutes per side. Transfer them to a baking sheet and let them rest while you prepare the sauce as outlined below.

French Onion Sauce

  • Melt 4 Tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium-low heat. (Don’t clean the pan in between.)
  • Add the onions and toss to coat them in the butter. They will take a good 45-60 minutes to sufficiently caramelize. Use a silicone spatula to stir them occasionally as they cook.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the white wine. Let it reduce by half, about 4 minutes. Use a silicone spatula to "clean" the bottom of the pan with the wine.
  • Toss the onions with 1 Tablespoon of flour. Heat and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Heat for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the chicken broth and fresh thyme. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer and reduce while you bake the pork chops.
  • Bake the pork chops for 10-15 minutes. Note: Thinner, (3/4 inch pork chops) can be cooked in the sauce instead.
  • Optional: Top each pork chop with cheese. Set the oven to broil until the cheese is hot and melted, or cover the skillet and allow the cheese to melt that way.
  • Spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve.
  • Note: Pork chops are sufficiently cooked when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

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Notes

Chicken or beef broth can be used instead of wine.

Thinner cuts of pork can also be cooked right in the skillet and added when the chicken broth is added.

Nutrition

Calories: 540kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 162mg, Sodium: 518mg, Potassium: 915mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 549IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 2mg