Thursday, February 4, 2021

French Onion Pork Chops

I had been looking for different ways to fix pork loin chops and this recipe for French Onion Pork Chops caught my eye.  The recipe comes from Wendie on her Butter Your Biscuit blog and since we really like French Onion Soup, I knew it had to be tried.  Here is a shot of the dish from her blog.

I followed the recipe except I had already cut my chops one inch thick before I noticed what they were supposed to be so I didn’t fry them as long and pulled them at an internal temp of 135F plus, I used pepper jack and cheddar cheese as that’s what we had.  The recipe below is as shown on Wendie's site.

French Onion Pork Chops


2 large white or yellow onions, sliced into rings

2 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 boneless 1½ inches thick cut pork chops (Larry Jiccarded)

1 1/2 teaspoons Salt 

1 teaspoon black pepper

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 cup beef stock (low sodium)

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

½ teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary

4 slices provolone cheese

Finely chopped fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Heat a large oven-safe 12-inch skillet on medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and olive oil add sliced onions and cook 20-25 minutes stirring frequently the last couple of minutes add in the garlic and continue cooking until caramelized and browned.  Remove and set aside.

Generously season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Turn the heat up to medium-high. Sear pork chops for 3-4 minutes then flip and sear another 3-4 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Reduce the heat back down to medium. Add the onions back into the pan. Stir in the flour and cook about 30 seconds. Slowly stir in the beef broth, and add in the chopped rosemary and thyme. Let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes just until thickened.

Place the pork chops back into the gravy and add the cheese slices on top. Bake 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and pork chop reaches 145 degrees. I recommend using a meat thermometer for an accurate temperature. (Larry put the pan under the broiler until the cheese was melted).

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley (Larry didn’t have any).

The Verdict:

As expected, we all thought the chops were delicious and we served with over some plate-mashed boiled potatoes.  (The pups shared the small piece of meat)  The chops are a definite make again meal and you will like them if you like the soup.

You may have noticed that we often serve plate-mashed potatoes and we use them for several reasons: 1-They are easier than mashing them in a pan as everyone does their own. 2-They are generally less fattening as only a little butter is added.  3-We always boil extra potatoes to fry with onions for breakfast the next morning.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


2/3/21 meal date


  1. This sounds like a winner! I have some pork in the freezer (when I was hoarding at the beginning of the pandemic) that needs to be used and this sounds delicious! I noticed you mentioned no parsley for garnish. Next summer, if you grow parsley in your garden, be sure to harvest it often, chop and freeze it. I use it all winter long to season or garnish recipes. I do the same with all my herbs.

  2. I had pok chops sitting on the counter when your blog came and it was so good. Thanks.

  3. Larry, That's a lot of onion... Love a good pork chop though! I like the idea of tenderizing them first as one of the issues with cooking pork chops is they tend to be a bit tough if just fried or grilled. Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. This is certaining a meal fit for a King my husband would love the way this is prepared. Although I am allergic to onions I can smother them in mushrooms and still eat it! thanks great looks chops!

  5. That is one savory and comforting meal. I love caramelized onions-- and I have, yet, to find a potato side dish I don't enjoy. Looks delicious.

  6. Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Thats one good looking meal. I'll be trying those pork chops. I like the idea of the plate mashed potatoes. Especially with leftovers for breakfast.

  7. Plate-mashed potatoes is a great idea. The pork chops look super tasty & so does the breakfast the next day. YUM!


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