If you’re having a rough day and just need a recipe that feels like a hug, then these Smothered Pork Chops are all you need to turn it around. The thick-and-creamy mushroom sauce will warm you up from the inside out.
- Yield: 6 Servings
- Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
- Cooking Time: 3 30 Minutes
- 6 boneless pork chops, ¾-inch thick (about 6 ounces each)
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon steak seasoning
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ cup sliced onion
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can beef or chicken broth
- Fresh thyme, for garnish
How to Make It
- Spray the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Place the pork chops in a large zip-top plastic bag and add the flour, steak seasoning, and salt. Close the bag and shake to coat the pork chops completely.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1½ teaspoons of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Remove the pork chops from the zip-top bag and brown in the skillet until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Reserve the bag of seasoned flour.
- Transfer the pork chops to the slow cooker and arrange them in one layer over the bottom. In the same skillet, cook the onion over medium-high heat, stirring, for 2 minutes, until translucent. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons olive oil and the mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more, until the mushrooms begin to brown. Sprinkle the onion and mushrooms with the reserved flour mixture and cook until the flour has been absorbed, about 1 minute. Add the broth and cook, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into the slow cooker over the pork chops, cover, and cook on Low for 3 to 3½ hours, depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
- Serve, garnished with fresh thyme.