Brown and juicy pork chops are covered in a creamy herb and mushroom sauce for an impressively easy stove top dinner.
You’ll begin this recipe by searing pork chops in a cast-iron skillet until golden brown crust forms, locking in the natural juices. Then you will add plump and flavorful mushrooms which absorb the bits from the pan as they caramelize… made with just a couple of ingredients this dinner is bound to remain a favorite for years to come.
This is really a delicious comfort food meal… I love easy 30 minute dinner recipes.
What are the best pork chops to use?
Hands-down, the best pork chops are bone in… The meat is more tender, juicy, and flavorful than any other pork chop. Do you want to look for evenly marbled chops.
The marbling of fat and the darker meat make for pork chops that are not only rich in flavor, but they are super tender. You’ll never want to go back to any other type of pork chop.
It’s also important not to overcook them. People think pork chops need to be dry to be done, but that’s simply not the case. Pork chops only need to be 145° to be fully cooked.
A word on mushrooms….
Mushrooms have been a part of the human diet for many many years and enjoyed in diverse types of dishes.
Mushrooms are not a vegetable but are scientifically classified as a fungi. Because they have no leaves, roots or seeds and don’t need light to grow they are not a true vegetable.
Mushrooms are a carnivore “gray area” but we enjoy them here at cjsketokitchen.
CJ’S FOLLOW-UP TASTE TEST
Well as we move away from the BBB&E we are moving towards a more keto, carnivore or ketovore style of eating, we’ve pretty much been eating just like before. We are trying to watch the number of sweets, and snacks and so far, so good. We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe.
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Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops
- In a cast iron, or heavy bottomed skillet or dutch oven, sear pork chops on both sides. 3 or 4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside on a plate.
- Add the mushrooms and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until beginning to be tender. Add herbs, garlic, and seasonings.
- Add the broth and allow sauce to simmer. Remove from heat. Sprinkle xanthan gum evenly over the surface and whisk in. Return to heat and allow sauce to thicken slightly.
- Return chops to sauce and bring up to temperature. Chops are ready to serve at 145 degrees or warmer on a meat thermometer.
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