Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Thyme

Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Thyme

I made these pork chops for the first time a few nights ago. I’ve had smothered chicken in the past, but not smothered pork chops. They were fairly simple to make and I had most of the ingredients already on hand. I liked how the pork chops weren’t dipped in flour and cooked in oil, so this was a lighter dish for sure!

Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Time Required: Prep Time – 15 minutes; Cook Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup beef broth, divided
2 T. fat free milk
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
4 boneless pork chops, about 2 inches thick
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
Cooking Spray
1 cup sliced onion
1 T. fresh parsley, minced

Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:

All you need for this dish is a really good, big skillet. Try this if you need one…

Preparing Smothered Pork Chops:

Combine 1/4 cup of broth with the milk, flour, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.

Sprinkle one side of each pork chop with paprika and thyme. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add the pork until and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Remove the pork from pan.

Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and sauté about 4 minutes or until lightly golden. Add remaining 3/4 cup of broth and bring to a boil and scrape up any brown bits in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes.

Smothered Pork Chops with Onion and Thyme

Add milk mixture, stirring with a whisk. Add pork. Turning to coat. Cook for another minute.

Pork chops with onion and thyme

Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!

Pork chops with onions and thyme

Variations:

There is no reason why you can’t throw some mushrooms into the skillet! Just remember, they won’t take as long to cook as the onions.

Meal Ideas:

Serving this dish with rice is great idea. The gravy from the pan just runs over into the rice making it all extra delicious!



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