Smothered Pork Chops (Quick and Easy)
Making smothered pork chops sounds very time-consuming and messy to me, but it doesn’t have to be! You can have smothered pork chops in less than an hour with this quick and easy recipe. Let’s start by taking a look at everything we’ll need, ingredient-wise.
Ingredients for My Smothered Pork Chops
- .25 cup butter
- .5 cup water
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1 tbsp browning sauce (I will use honey instead)
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic salt
You don’t have to use chicken broth, any broth should be fine. I actually think I’m going to use 1/2 a can of broth with 1/2 a can of cream of mushroom soup instead of a whole can of broth. Browning sauce is also typically sugar heated with water added to it. This is why I thought of substituting it for honey. I also like the thickness and health benefits of (local) honey, so I predict it will give me more of a gravy-like texture.
Smothered Pork Chop Preparation
- Grab a decent, deep skillet.
- Turn the heat to medium with the butter, onion powder, and garlic salt.
- Saute that mixture until slightly golden.
- Add the pork chops.
- Brown the first side, turn, allow the second side to brown as well.
- Add the water. Turn the heat to medium-high and allow to come to a boil.
- While waiting on the chops and water to boil, combine:
flour, chicken broth (and mushroom soup in my case), and browning sauce (or honey!).
- Stir the combination until very smooth.
- Add this to the skillet and reduce the cooking temperature to medium-low or low.
- Cover and allow the pork chops to cook in this gravy for 35-50 minutes.
All the chops to cook for around 30 minutes before checking them, if the meat thermometer reads 145°F or higher it is safe to eat. I like to let mine reach 160°F before consumption because I like my chops in between juicy and dry. Enjoy!