Ready for another family favorite? Smothered pork chops that require very little work, and simmer for hours to get so tender and flavorful!
Being cost effective is something that I've been taught since I was very young. My mom is a clearance section, garage sale, coupon queen and I'm so thankful for that.
The most expensive items on your grocery list are most likely the meats, and my mom always taught me to plan your meals for the week around what's on sale.
News flash: there's always a different cut of meat on sale each week!
I️ usually wait until pork chops are on sale, which luckily for me is very often! My local grocery store offers buy one get one free deals for pork and I'm alllll about that.
Like I said before, this meal truly is easy peasy, but doesn't taste like it. Having the browned pork simmer in onions and broth is the key to this meal, so don't shorten the cook time!!
Smothered Pork Chops and Onion Gravy
- 4-6 center cut bone-in pork chops
- salt and pepper
- 1 yellow onion, sliced long and thin
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- Generously season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper
- In a heated large saute pan (straight sides), add a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
- Once oil is shimmering, add pork chops to pan. Cook for 7-8 minutes uninterrupted on medium-high heat. Don't move them!!
- Flip pork chops and cook for another 6-7 minutes (get those sides browwnnn)
- Remove pork chops from pan onto a plate that can catch juices.
- Add onion and a splash of water to the pan and cook down for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Add chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce and bring mixture to boiling.
- Add pork chops back into pan, cover completely, lower fire to a simmer and cook for 2 hours.
- Remove pork chops carefully with a slotted spatula to a large plate.
- In a separate cup, stir cornstarch into water. Use 1 tablespoon for thin gravy and two for thicker gravy.
- Add cornstarch mixture to the pan and bring to boil. Continue to boil for a few minutes to let gravy thicken.
- Add pork back to pan and coat with gravy. Turn off fire, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes before serving with rice or potatoes or asparagus !