ATTENTION! Oh, hi. That actually worked! Just wanted to make sure you read this before you skip down to the recipe because this photo does not do the recipe justice! I've cooked this three times now and it’s turned out perfectly each time but I haven’t been able to get a photograph that captures how totally amazeballs this recipe is!
The pork chops are fork-tender, the flavor is incredible and the gravy is velvety and delicious! And it’s so easy!
For anyone that’s ever struggled with making gravy, this is the easiest recipe E V E R ! This was an experimental dish that I thought would work but I wasn't 100% sure. And like I said, I've made it three times now and it’s turned out perfectly every time! Holla!
Smothered Pork Chops
4-6 pork chops
Salt & pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, halved then sliced (like onion rings cut in half)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 14-ounce can chicken broth
Season both sides of pork chops with salt, pepper, garlic and oregano. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat until hot. Sear pork chops in hot pan on each side for approximately 3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. Remove pork chops from pan (we're not cooking them through, just searing them).
Add onions to hot pan, season with salt and pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium then add flour to the onions. Stir to coat onions with flour and continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Slowly add chicken broth to onions and stir until smooth and mixture begins to thicken. Taste for seasoning then add salt and pepper if necessary. Reduce heat to low, add pork chops back to pan then cover and cook for 30 minutes to an hour (you want to see a slight simmer – bump the heat up a notch if you need to). The longer you cook it, the more tender the pork chops will be (so long as you don’t let them boil – keep it at a simmer and you’ll be ok!). Read about the difference in boiling and simmering here.
Serve gravy over pork chops and rice or mashed potatoes.