SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 50 mins | Servings: 4

Pan-seared pork chops smothered in a delicious and rich onion gravy. Throw this together for an easy and quick weeknight meal that’s excellent for any day!

Ingredients

PORK CHOPS:

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 lb bone-in pork chops, 1” thick

1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 tsp poultry seasoning or seasoning salt

ONION GRAVY:

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp unsalted butter

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

1/2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

1/4 c. heavy cream

1/2 c. low sodium chicken broth

chopped fresh parsley for garnish

pinch of salt

How to make Smothered Pork Chops

Step 1: With the seasoning salt and pepper, season the pork chops.

Step 2: In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the pork chops to the skillet and sear on each side for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. To a plate, transfer the pork chops and keep them warm.

Step 3: To the same skillet, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Stir the onion into the melted butter and cook for about 12 minutes, stirring often, until the onion has softened and caramelized.

Step 4: Add the garlic to the skillet along with the fresh thyme. Continue to cook for another 30 seconds. Then, pour in the chicken broth. Scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon. Now, stir in the heavy cream. Let everything simmer for about a minute.

Step 5: Put the pork chops back into the skillet with the juices. Adjust the heat to medium-low and cook for additional 3 minutes or until cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

Step 6: Serve the smothered pork chops right away garnished with some parsley. Enjoy!

Notes:

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12

Swap heavy cream with half-and-half and use extra virgin oil in place of olive oil to reduce the points to 10.

STORE LEFTOVERS:

In an airtight container, keep the completely cooked pork chops and store them in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving (4 ounces), Calories 353, Calories from Fat 261, Fat 29g45%, Saturated Fat 12g60%, Cholesterol 102mg34%, Sodium 228mg10%, Potassium 377mg11%, Carbohydrates 4g1%, Fiber 1g4%, Sugar 1g1%, Protein 19g38%, Vitamin A 525IU11%, Vitamin C 4.1mg5%, Calcium 40mg4%, Iron 0.8mg4%