Smothered Pork Chops


One of our favorite meals here is smothered pork chops. I know that I
sometimes feature rather less-than-healthy meals that we occasionally
love to cook, and this is one that probably ranks right up there
toward the top of that list. However, for a special occasion, or just a slight deviation from your regular (hopefully) healthful diet, this is a delicious way to stray. While not a quick-fix recipe, it is still somewhat easy to prepare.
Here we go!

Smothered Pork Chops

Ingredients

2 1-inch Boneless Pork Chops
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
¼ Teaspoon Chili Powder
¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Salt
Pepper
4 Slices of Thick-Cut Bacon
4 Large Button Mushrooms
½ Sweet White Onion
2 Slices Provolone Cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. In a non-stick, oven-safe skillet, add olive oil and turn to medium-high heat.
3. In a small bowl, or mortar & pestle mix together chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

4. Using half the spice mixture, cover 1 side of both pork chops and
place season side down into preheated skillet. Once chops are in
skillet, sprinkle remaining spice mixture on unseasoned side.

5. Sear chops for 3 minutes on each side.
Seared Chop
6. Place pan and all in the oven and let slow cook for 2 hours. 7. With 20 minutes left to cook on your chops, you can begin making the toppings.
8. In another non-stick skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and
turn to medium-high heat.
9. Cook bacon until crisp (4½ minutes in a microwave on a bacon
dish works well), set aside and allow to cool to the touch.
10. Slice onions and mushrooms and add to pan (with bacon drippings) and begin to sauté until onions are opaque’ (about 10 minutes).

11. Remove pork chops from oven and turn the broiler to high heat.
12. With chops still in the pan, add 2 slices of bacon to each and top with a spoonful of sautéed mushrooms and onions.

13. Cover each chop with 1 slice of provolone cheese.
14. Place pan under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese
melts over all the ingredients.

15. Serve with a light vegetable, such as green beans or asparagus
and enjoy… Of course we served it with deep fried green beans and smothered garlic toast both recipes coming soon!

This is definitely for a hefty appetite, but you won’t be
disappointed.

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Smothered Pork Chops

  1. Hi,wow, this looks great. I saved this post. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Excellent recipe. Simple and healthy…
    congratulations!

  3. That sounds very delicious! So, a manly housewife. What does that mean exactly?? I’m very curious!

  4. Christine Rosenthal

    This recipe is really delicious. The Manly Housewife has prepared this for us several times. I give it *****! Yummy!

  5. I am pretty happy I found your blog. I love the name. The smothered pork chops look evil and worth a try.

    I wrote up some wine pairing ideas with a link back on my own blog. Check it out at http://ancientfirewineblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/pairings-with-smothered-pork-chops.html.

    Jason

  6. Kim

    Healthy or not, i don’t care. These are absolutley gorgeous!!

  7. That sounds and looks so delicsious with that spices, onions, mushroom and bacon. yummy

  8. Wow Thanks for all the comments! The Manly Housewife is an idea about more men being in the kitchen. More and more men have taken up the culinary task of preparing the food in the home. We are embracing this ideal and bringing it more main stream.

  9. Jason Thanks for the brilliant pairing.
    Kim thank you and lol…
    Sensiblecooking thank you

  10. Scott

    These were awesome, all of the flavors just jump out at you. Thanks for the recipie, I think this is our new favorite.

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