Smothered pork chops are a classic Southern comfort featuring pan-fried pork chops covered in simple but super savory gravy. This recipe for smothered pork chops is great over white rice, soaking up the delicious sauce and making this down-home dish a feast. A recipe for Southern Smothered Pork Chops was one of my favorite meals, growing up. As I grew older, I took my mum’s pork chop recipe and integrated it into my comfort food cooking routine with a few of my twists and additions. This recipe is the definition of true comfort food; bold yet perfectly balanced seasoning yields warm and decadent aromas. Try and make a version of this Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy.
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 1hr | Total: 1 hr 10 mins | Serving: 4 | Yield: 4 servings
- 4 tbsp butter
- (1) onion, thinly sliced and quartered
- (4) cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 ½ cups sliced baby Bella mushrooms, or more to taste
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- (4) eaches center-cut pork chops
- ½ tsp salt, or to taste
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
- (1) serving cooking spray
- In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the butter until are browned for (7) to (10) minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove onion and garlic and set aside.
- Stir flour slowly into butter. Cook until flour is deep brown for 7 to 10 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in broth. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and parsley. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- In a large skillet, coat it with cooking spray and then heat over medium-high heat. Add and season pork chops with salt and pepper and brown in the hot pan, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Add gravy mixture from the saucepan. Cover and cook until tender and no longer pink in the centers for 30 to 40 minutes over low heat.
A thermometer with instant-read inserted into the middle would read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
Make sure you use 3/4 “thick pork chops.
You can use butter instead of margarine if you like.
Per Serving: 358.8 calories; 95.7 mg cholesterol; 828.5 mg sodium; 29.7 g protein; 13.6 g carbohydrates.