The pork chop is hands down the most popular cut from the pig. And with good reason. Its unique, rich flavor and tender meat tastes better than any other part. Follow our step by step guide for this popular yet easy to accomplish dish.
Keto Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
Other than being the most tender and juicy part of the animal, pork chops are a very low maintenance meat because of how lean they are. Meaning, they are so easy to cook it, and very healthy alternative for anyone following a health diet. Did we mention that smothered pork chops are perfect for the family during the weekdays when timing is important. 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.
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. Its 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.
Keto Smothered Pork Chops Recipe Ingredients:
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
Preparation: 4 servings (30 mins)
For the Gravy-
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of your ghee (or lard/coconut oil). Once melted add sliced onions and saute, 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 reduced by half. Once the mixture has a gravy texture remove from the flame and set aside to cool down.
For the pork chops-
In a glass container, season your pork loin chops with salt and pepper. Over medium-high heat, melt the rest of your 2 tbsp of ghee in a large cast iron skillet. When hot enough add your mushrooms and saute them for about 5 minutes or until they become brown in color. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper as desired and then transfer them to the skillet where your gravy is resting. Place your pork loin chops in the hot cast iron skillet and sear them for 3 minutes on one side and flip them and cook them for another 7 minutes on the other side.
Tip: If using a meat thermometer the smothered pork chops should reach an internal temperature of 135F.
Tip: 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.
Transfer your smothered pork chops to your serving platter and “smother” them with your mushroom and onion gravy until fully covered. Bon appetit!
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 in a baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 F or until desired. 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. This smothered pork chops is low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly. If that’s not code for a win-win, I don’t know what is.