Pork Chops Smothered in Onions and Mushrooms makes for a quick and easy supper and oh so good. This was one of my son’s favorite meals when he was growing up.
I started making this when I was first married… it was one of those nights when I had pork chops to make and not quite sure what I was going to do with them… you know the kind of night… you defrost something and then can’t decide how you want to make it. That’s when you stand in front of the fridge and pantry and look for ideas…
We were such fans of mushrooms and onions… it just seemed natural to make them with pork chops and some gravy.
Cut the large onion in half then cut each half into slices from one side to the other… this makes for manageable onion slices when eating this.
You can use fat free or low fat gravy … with lean pork chops… this meal is fairly low in fat.
I wrote the recipe for boneless pork chops… you can use bone-in as well.
I figure on about two pork chops per person… leftovers are always welcome… at least in this house anyway.
Serve this with hot buttered noodles or garlicy mashed potatoes and a salad… a really terrific meal …
Recipe: Pork Chops Smothered in Onions and Mushrooms
All you need:
4-6 lean boneless pork chops
Salt and pepper
1 large onion, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
8-10 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
1 jar pork gravy
Olive oil cooking sray
1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
All you need to do:
Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper on both sides of the pork chops.
Spray a large skillet with olive oil cooking spray and heat it over medium high heat.
Add the pork chops
Sear both sides of the pork chops until slightly brown… about 2 minutes a side.
Remove the pork chops to a plate and lower heat to medium.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet and add the onions.
Cook onions about 2-3 minutes until soft… some onions may brown slightly around the edges… but you don’t want to brown them completely… if need be.. lower the heat slightly.
Add the mushrooms and cook for about 6-8 minutes until slightly brown and soft…stir frequently with onions.
Return the pork chops to the skillet.
Add the pork gravy by pouring over the chops, onions and mushrooms.
Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until pork chops are fully cooked.
Remove the chops to a platter and using a slotted spoon smother with some of the mushrooms and onions… ladle some of the gravy over the chops.
Serve the remaining gravy, mushrooms and onions in a bowl with a ladle.
Note: Gravy will be thin… if you prefer thicker gravy… add one tablespoon cornstarch to a small portion of liquid then add the cornstarch mixture back into the skillet and heat, stirring constantly, until gravy is desired thickness.
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