This smothered pork chops recipe is smothered in onions, mushrooms and a superb tasting gravy, which is made from a dry soup mix. It is a simple recipe, just three ingredients and the gravy is great over mashed potatoes or potato cakes.
Lean pork is a low fat meat. I try to make it a habit to always have some meat in my diet for the iron factor. Lean pork is often my choice. It is high in thiamin. Thiamin is a water soluble B-1 complex vitamin. Thiamin helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system.
Of course, any pork chops will do for this smothered pork chop recipe. But, because it has gravy, you can go extra lean and not lose any flavor while cutting calories and fat.
I feel lean pork should be a “go to” meat for anyone who wants to eat well and watch their diet.
So give these recipes a try and see what you think.
Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
- 4 center cut pork chops
- 1 nvelope Lipton Beefy Onion dry soup mix stirred into 3 cups of water
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tbls flour, dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
- Brown chops in a large skillet. When chops are browned, dissolve the soup mix in the water and pour over the chops. Add the sliced mushrooms and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 40 minutes until chops are tender and break apart easily. While the pork chops are cooking, keep enough liquid in the skillet to almost cover the pork chops. You will need to check the pan from time to time to make sure the water level is sufficient.
- When pork chops are cooked, they will fall off the bone. Remove them from the skillet and cover to keep them warm. Set aside.
- To make the gravy, remove skillet from heat and let cool a few minutes before pouring the flour and water mixture all at once into the pan, stirring constantly. Place pan back on the stove to a medium heat. Heat, stirring constantly until gravy becomes thick and bubbly. These chops are great served over mashed potatoes or rice, with a side dish of saute green beans and crisp bacon.