French Onion Pork Chops

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes? How about trying something different? These French onion smothered pork chops are packed with the flavors of a classic French onion soup and are ready in just 30-40 minutes! Plus, they’re made in one pan, making cleanup a breeze.

Juicy pan-seared pork chops, smothered in caramelized onion gravy and 2 types of gooey cheese. It's easy to break out of a dinner rut with this fun weeknight meal!

Okay, prepare yourself for a mouthwatering experience. If you’re a fan of French onion soup, you’re going to absolutely love these smothered pork chops. They are savory, gooey, rich, and incredibly easy to make. My husband couldn’t stop raving about them!

To make this recipe truly a one-pan wonder, you’ll need an oven-safe skillet, like a cast iron pan. Don’t worry if you don’t have one; you can still make this delicious dish by transferring it to a baking pan after cooking the pork chops.

Overhead view of smothered pork chops in skillet

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show: the beefy onion sauce. You won’t be able to resist spooning it over your pork chops. The secret to the deep, intense flavor of this dish is caramelizing the onions with beef stock. Trust me, it makes all the difference.

These smothered pork chops are perfect for a weeknight dinner, when you need something quick and easy. But don’t be fooled by their simplicity; they look and taste fancy enough to serve to guests. Only you need to know how effortless it was to make them!

Smothered pork chop on plate

Now, you might be wondering what to serve with these delicious smothered pork chops. Here are a few side dish options to consider:

  • Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheesy Brussels Sprouts
  • Slow Cooker Ranch Mushrooms
  • A simple green salad (try our favorite shallot vinaigrette)
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Photo of pork chop that's been cut into

Before you get started, here are some tips to make sure your smothered pork chops turn out perfectly:

  • Use the best quality pork chops you can find. Look for thick cuts from the butcher counter, as they tend to be less fatty.
  • The sliced onions may seem like a lot at first, but they will cook down significantly.
  • You don’t have to fully caramelize the onions; they will continue to cook and develop flavor throughout the recipe.
  • If possible, add fresh thyme sprigs for an extra depth of flavor.
  • Cook the pork chops for just a few minutes per side, as they will continue to cook in the oven. Aim for a temperature of 140-145°F for juicy and tender chops.

One Pan French Onion Smothered Pork Chops | Juicy pan-seared pork chops, smothered in caramelized onion sauce and 2 kinds of gooey cheese. It's easy to break out of a dinner rut with this fun weeknight meal!

So, instead of sticking to your usual chicken recipe, why not give these French Onion Smothered Pork Chops a try? I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. They’re a perfect choice for a quick weeknight meal or an impressive dish to serve to guests.

If you’re ready to get cooking, make sure you have these helpful tools on hand:

  • Cast Iron Skillet: The most versatile pan in your kitchen, perfect for achieving a fantastic sear.
  • Stainless Tongs: Essential for transferring and flipping the pork chops.
  • Meat Thermometer: Never guess the meat’s temperature again. This probe goes in the oven with the meat, while the display sits on your counter.

And remember, any nutritional information provided is an estimate. For accurate calorie count, use an online nutritional calculator with the specific brands you use.

We hope you enjoy these mouthwatering French Onion Pork Chops. For more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Stay tuned for more exciting dishes and culinary adventures!

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