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Southern Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered pork chops with buttermilk gravy is a true taste of the south.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword smothered pork chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 374kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large bone in pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups (414mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) buttermilk

Instructions

  • Season pork chops and set side.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and brown pork chops for about 4 minutes on both sides.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside and drain any excess oil.
  • Next scrape the bottom of the skillet to dislodge all the awesome browned bits and add the onion and saute for about 7 minutes until tender.
  • Then stir in the minced garlic and creole seasoning and cook till fragrant for 1 minute.
  • Add in the cornstarch, stirring with spatula constantly while cooking for 2-3 minutes, until the flour changes to a rich toffee color.
  • Next, stir in the reduced-sodium chicken broth and buttermilk. Mix together, making sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet so the cornstarch and brown bits get combined into the liquid.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for about 12 minutes until it thickened.
  • Add the pork chops back in and simmer for a further 10 minutes (or so), until the pork chops are very tender and the sauce has thickened further.
  • Switch off the heat, adjust the seasonings, and serve.

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Notes

 Tips

Make it sweet - This is a buttermilk gravy that has a very slight tang, which works well with pork chops. If you prefer a sweeter pork chop gravy, you can add in some brown sugar or honey. Or you can use half and half instead of the buttermilk.
Add a different flavor. You can add other flavors to suit your taste. When making this smothered pork chops recipe, I have used:
Thicken it.  – If your gravy is too thin, make a roux in another saucepan and add it to the gravy and cook it some more.

Weight Watchers Points

There are 10 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Serving Suggestions

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg