Mushroom Pork Chops: A Gourmet Delight

Are you ready to elevate your pork chops to gourmet-level goodness? Look no further than this tantalizing recipe for Mushroom Pork Chops. Whether you choose to cook them on the stove top or in the crock pot, these pork chops are guaranteed to be tender, juicy, and packed with mouthwatering flavors. And the pièce de résistance? They come smothered in a rich and savory mushroom gravy, making them the perfect companion to creamy mashed potatoes and aromatic roasted carrots.

Mushroom Pork Chops in a skillet with gravy.

A Gourmet Flair

If you’re looking to add some gourmet flair to your pork chops, you’re in the right place. These bone-in pork chops are treated to an easy dry brine, ensuring a tender and flavorful result. Searing them in olive oil creates a golden crust that locks in the juiciness. But the real magic happens when they finish cooking in a luscious mushroom gravy that bathes the chops in rich flavor. The result? Pure culinary bliss.

Uncooked Bone-in Pork Chops next to cooked mushrooms.

How to Make It

Begin by sautéing the mushrooms in butter until they’re beautifully golden and full of flavor. Meanwhile, season the pork chops with salt and let them rest for 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat. Then, dredge the chops in flour and sear them in olive oil until they develop a gorgeous golden brown crust. Remove the chops from the skillet and pour in some wine and garlic, reducing the mixture by half. Create a roux by melting butter and whisking in flour, then gradually add the gravy mixture, whisking continuously. Let it bubble gently, then reduce to a simmer.

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Reducing wine and making a roux for mushroom pork chops.

Now it’s time to bring the pork chops back to the skillet, spooning the sauce over them. Cover and heat them over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Add the sautéed mushrooms and let the chops rest in the skillet, covered, for 5 minutes to lock in all the flavors.

Serve these delectable Mushroom Pork Chops alongside fluffy mashed potatoes and vibrant roasted carrots. Just make sure the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145°F for optimal enjoyment.

Making a roux for a gravy and adding pork chops and mushrooms.

The Crock Pot Method

Prefer to let the slow cooker do the work for you? No problem! Simply follow the same steps for cooking the mushrooms and searing the pork chops, then transfer everything to the crock pot along with the gravy. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, refrigerating the mushrooms separately and stirring them in before serving. With a little advanced preparation, this method allows you to enjoy these gourmet delights with minimal effort.

Best Pork Chops to Use

For this recipe, it’s recommended to use center-cut, bone-in pork chops. The bone adds extra flavor to the meat and sauce, and the thicker the cut, the juicier the pork chops will be. Look for nicely marbled meat to ensure a succulent result. However, if you prefer a leaner option, loin chops will work as well. Just keep in mind that boneless chops are the leanest cut and may become dry, so be sure to salt them first and give them some time to rest before cooking.

Pro Tips

To enhance the flavors of the mushrooms, they are cooked separately to release their water, intensify their taste, and achieve a beautiful golden color. When it comes to wine choices, Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay complement this dish perfectly, while Marsala wine can also be used. If you don’t have white wine on hand, you can substitute it with 1/2 cup of chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of butter. For those who aren’t fans of mushrooms, check out the alternative recipe for pork chops in gravy. To control the sodium level in the dish, opt for unsalted butter, reduced or no sodium broth, and low-sodium Worcestershire sauce. And don’t forget to pair these Mushroom Pork Chops with homemade mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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Storage

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze them for up to 3 months. These pork chops freeze well, making them an excellent option for future meals.

A white plate with Mushroom Pork Chops on it with mashed potatoes and carrots.

Tools For This Recipe

To make the cooking process even more enjoyable, here are some recommended tools:

  • This skillet conducts heat exceptionally well and is oven-safe, making it perfect for this recipe.
  • A meat tenderizer ensures your pork chops are incredibly tender and easy to chew.
  • Kitchen tongs make it a breeze to handle the pork chops and flip the mushroom slices as they cook.
  • A large measuring cup with a spout allows you to easily combine the gravy ingredients and pour them in without spilling.
  • A garlic twister makes it quick and easy to mince fresh garlic, taking up minimal storage space.

Try These Next

If you loved these Mushroom Pork Chops, you’ll definitely want to try these mouthwatering recipes next:

  • Apple Pork Chops: A delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors.
  • Pork Chops in Gravy: A delicious alternative for those who aren’t fond of mushrooms.

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