Smothered pork chops are a classic Southern dish with creamy onion gravy. This Southern classic is best enjoyed with a side of white rice. Are you drooling yet? Lol. Also, the leftover gravy can be smothered over some fluffy honey cornbread!! Yummy!🤤 Alright, let’s get down to making this Southern smothered pork chops recipe!
Creamy Gravy- I used a creamy sauce that complements the bone-in chops making this Southern smothered pork chops recipe a complete meal that can easily be paired.
Homemade- We all know and possibly love Cracker Barrel pork chops, but homemade smothered pork chops are one of my favorite pork chop recipes.
First Time- Easy-baked smothered pork chops are what I like to call these tender pork chops. So, if you are a first time cook, don’t worry. I got you with my juicy pork chops.
Whole Family Approved- I mean, let’s be honest, sometimes it can be hard to prepare an easy meal that the whole family can enjoy. These single layer pork chops are the best way to do that, and I can almost guarantee that they will become a family favorite.
Pork Chops- Different cuts of pork chops are in the store. I suggest you try purchasing medium-sized pork chops.
Heavy Cream- This is will create that thick and creamy onion gravy.
Chicken Stock- Will also help to create extra gravy
Vegetable Oil- Try Adding to your smothered pork chops to help get those flavorful pork chops once they are seared.
Seasonings- Garlic powder, black pepper, and onion powder is a few of the seasonings that were used in this recipe.
Worcestershire Sauce- This helps to bring in a ton of flavor to that savory gravy and gives it that real comfort food taste.
Onion- The onion is the main ingredient aside from the pork chops. It makes these fried pork chops something like French onion pork chops.
Lastly, the complete list of ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.
Preheat your oven to 380 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Rub this mixture evenly on both sides of the pork chops.
Next, add the pork chops to the seasoned flour mixture.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until nicely golden brown. Remove your pan-seared pork chops from the skillet and set them aside.
In the same skillet, add the sliced onions, butter, flour, and minced garlic. Sauté them until the onions turn translucent and slightly golden.
Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream, then scrape the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits. Bring the broth to a simmer.
Return the pork chops to the skillet cover. Next, place in the preheated overnight for 30 to 35 minutes or until they are cooked to an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees F. You should end up with smothered pork chops in a rich onion gravy.
There you have it, folks, a restaurant-quality meal that you can enjoy on those busy weeknights.
Pork Chops- You can use thin or thick-cut pork chops. Boneless chops, or bone-in pork chops, or pork steaks. You can even use chicken breast or chicken tenders.
In addition, you can store your leftover Southern smothered pork chops in an airtight container.
You can pair white rice, cornbread pudding, collard greens, or even baked Mac and cheese.
You can pair them with broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, or steamed carrots. Also, you can enjoy this recipe without any sides.
In conclusion, this pork chops recipe is truly one of a kind. You will love how easy and versitle this dish is, so if you are looking for the perfect meal to create and have on the table within minutes. In addition, I'm pretty sure that you will enjoy the easy ingredients.
Last Updated on November 15, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023