Southern Smothered Pork Chop Recipe

Serve this smothered pork chop recipe with mashed potatoes or rice and they'll be coming back for more!

Smothered pork chops are a down home southern family favorite. Smothered in an onion gravy and cooked until fork tender, these pork chops will have your whole family asking for more!

smothered pork chops

Here's what you are going to need:

4 to 6 thick cut pork chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick (rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel), you can use either bone-in or boneless
2/3 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 large sweet onions, sliced
1 or 2 (14 1/2-ounce) can beef broth
1 teaspoon of beef base (optional)
1/2 cup of shortening or vegetable oil

Here's what you need to do:

seasoned flour

On a plate, mix together flour, salt pepper, garlic powder and paprika.

smothered pork chops

Coat your pork chops with the flour mixture.

fried pork chops

Melt the shortening in a large, heavy bottom skillet. Add the pork chops.

fried pork chops

Cook in skillet until golden brown. Remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside.

**Save the rest of the flour mixture for the gravy.

pork chops

Turn heat down to medium to medium low and add onions to the pan and slowly cook and stir the onions until they are soft.

pork chops and gravy

Add enough of the leftover flour to the pan to soak up all of the grease and cook until golden brown, stirring constantly.

pork chops recipe

Slowly add 1 can of the beef broth while continuing to stir. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. (If the gravy is too thick, add enough beef broth to thin it should just coat the back of a spoon).

Add the beef base, if desired. Stir to dissolve.

pork chops and gravy

Return the pork chops to the pan with the gravy.

smothered pork chops

Turn the heat down to low. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until the pork chops are tender.

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