Keto Smothered Pork Chops

The pork chop is hands down the most popular cut from the pig. And with good reason. Its unique, rich flavor and tender meat taste better than any other part.

Follow our step-by-step guide for this popular yet easy-to-accomplish dish.

Keto Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Keto smothered pork chops
Delicious keto smothered pork chops

Other than being the most tender and juicy part of the animal, pork chops are very low-maintenance meat because of how lean they are.

Meaning, they are so easy to cook, and a very healthy alternative for anyone following a healthy diet. Did we mention that smothered pork chops are perfect for the family during the weekdays when the timing is important?

The best part of this smothered pork chops recipe is how easy it is to switch out ingredients if you don’t like mushrooms or onions.

You can even switch out the pork for chicken. It’s that easy and the results will be just as delicious. Just follow our instructions as written below and it will cook even quicker.

Anyway, you will be happy with the outcome.

Yield: 4

Keto Smothered Pork Chops

Keto smothered pork chops

Frankly, you can’t go wrong with flavorful smothered pork chops with mushrooms and onion gravy.

The results will not only surprise you but leave your family and guests begging for more. But don’t take our word for it. Try it for yourself.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 tbsp ghee, divided (you can also use lard or coconut oil/dairy-free)
  • 2 cups of thinly sliced white onions
  • 2 cups chicken or beef bone broth (homemade or store-bought)
  • 4 pork loin chops (bone-in)
  • 1/2 tsp fine kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (as desired)
  • 2 cups of sliced button mushrooms


  1. In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp of ghee (or lard/coconut oil) over medium heat. Once melted, add sliced onions and sauté, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until soft. Next, add your chosen bone broth and cook for about 20 to 30 minutes until the broth has been reduced by half. Once the mixture has a gravy texture, remove it from the flame and set it aside to cool down.
  2. In a glass container, season your pork loin chops with salt and pepper. Over medium-high heat, melt the remaining 2 tbsp of ghee in a large cast-iron skillet. When hot enough, add your mushrooms and sauté them for about 5 minutes or until they become brown. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper as desired, then transfer them to the skillet where your gravy is resting.
  3. Place your pork loin chops in the hot cast iron skillet and sear them for 3 minutes on one side, then flip them and cook for another 7 minutes on the other side.
  4. Transfer your smothered pork chops to your serving platter and “smother” them with your mushroom and onion gravy until fully covered. Bon appétit!
  5. For any leftover smothered pork chops, place them in an airtight glass container for a maximum of three days. When ready to have them again, you can reheat them on a baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes at 350°F or until desired.


    • If using a meat thermometer, the smothered pork chops should reach an internal temperature of 135°F.
    • For juicier chops, let them rest for about 8 minutes. If you serve them immediately, they will not be as juicy as if you wait.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 691Net Carbohydrates 10gFiber 2gProtein 30g

In my opinion, this has to be the quickest recipe for a home-cooked meal that is always good for the family.

With only a few ingredients and easy preparation, the results are mouthwatering and healthy, to say the least.

These smothered pork chops are low carb, gluten-free, and keto friendly. If that does not code for a win-win, I don’t know what is.


See Also

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