A pork chop is a cut of meat obtained from the backbone of the pig. An adult pork chop usually contains part of a vertebra and part of its corresponding rib, and is usually large enough to be served as an individual portion for one person. In the case of lamb chops, on the other hand, several chops are usually served for one person, since they are smaller in lamb than in pork.
Pork chops can be sold marinated for added flavor. Since pork needs to be cooked longer than beef, and therefore there is a risk of over-drying the meat, pork chops can be brined to retain moisture.
These chops can be sold both fresh and smoked.
Learn how to make delicious Smothered Pork Chops with this quick and easy recipe!
Smothered Pork Chops
I’m showing you how to make Smothered Pork Chops.
Smothered Pork Chops are a classic American meal.
4 center cut bone-in pork chops, 1-inch to 1 1/2-inches thick
1 1/2 teaspoons salt*
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large white onion, halved and sliced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
- I’ve got 4 bone-in center cut chops here, and I’m going to season these with a generous amount of salt and black pepper.
- You’ll need to slice 1 white onion, and slice up 8 ounces of mushrooms, and you can use white or cremini mushrooms for this.
- Then we’re going to take our chops over to the stove, where I have a heavy cast iron skillet heating over medium-high heat. We’re going to sear these off until browned, just about 3 or 4 minutes per side.
- So once mine are seared I’m going to transfer them to a baking pan, and I’m going to finish them off in the oven. You’re looking for an internal temperature of 145 degrees on those pork chops.
- Next we’ll add a little bit of olive oil to that pan, and we’ll add in the mushrooms and the onion and sauté these. These will take about 5 – 7 minutes to get tender.
- Once those are tender we’re going to add in 2 tablespoons of butter, and let that melt, and 2 cloves of minced garlic.
- We’ll let this garlic saute for about 60 seconds while that butter melts as well.
- Once the butter is melted you’ll sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour, and kind of mix this in until you don’t see anymore white specks.
- Then we’ll pour in 2 cups of chicken broth.
- Then we’ll kind of stir this in and bring it to a simmer, and as it heats up that flour will thicken things up into a nice gravy.
- Then I’m going to grab my chops out of the oven, then slide them back in with that gravy.
- Your Smothered Pork Chops is ready!