Well, hello there my dear readers! ❤️?
I know it's been a while since I last posted, but here I am again with one of my family's most favourite recipes and trust me it'll be worth the wait!
French onion soup is so flavourful, soul warming and simple to make with simple ingredients. It's melty cheese bubbling on top is absolutely irresistible!
As a family who really enjoys a nice hearty and filling meal, I decided it might be worth a shot at trying French onion soup in a different way… as French onion smothered pork chops!! ?
I'm telling you… these pork chops are really going to rock your world!
It's become one of my family's favourite ways to eat pork chops. ❤️
To make this deliciousness happen, I seared some pork chops in the pan, then made a scrumptious caramelized sweet onion gravy. To finish them off, I baked the chops in a glass baking dish along with the gravy and topped each with some melty gooy provolone and Gruyere cheese. ?
We love to serve the French onion smothered pork chops along with some creamy whipped potatoes and some veggies.
Don't be ashamed to go nuts with the gravy… it's so amazing!
I know you guys will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do! I hope you'll agree that this one was worth the wait!
I'm back folks – it's time to chow down!!
What are the best pork chops to buy for this recipe?
Typically, I like to use bone-in pork chops in recipes as they're super flavourful; for this recipe however, it's definitely best to use boneless pork chops as it's more convenient to serve with the French onion sauce and cheese over top. Once served and when cutting into the chop, you won't have to worry about finding any hidden bones or making a mess trying to remove them – your focus will instead be on enjoying that sauce and flavour! 😋
What to serve with French Onion Smothered Pork Chops:
- Potatoes – mashed, roasted, baked, etc
- Rice – the sauce is so good with this recipe that plain white rice is usually best! I enjoy steamed basmati as a side with this recipe.
- Steamed and roasted veggies
- 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsps unsalted butter
- 3 tbsps all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup beef stock
- 4 pork chops, boneless
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 4 slices of provolone cheese
- 1 cup (or more) shredded Gruyere cheese
- 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
- In a large heavy bottom frying pan, melt the butter on medium heat.
- Add sliced onions to the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the onions are caramelized and a nice rich brown colour. Stir around a few times making sure not to burn them.
- Add 1/4 cup of the beef stock to the pan, stir and allow to reduce into the onions. Once reduced, remove the onions from the pan and set aside in a dish until ready for them again.
- Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper, dried thyme and garlic powder.
- Add pork chops to the pan and sear them on each side until golden – about 6 minutes each side. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate until ready for them again.
- If there are any little golden bits on the bottom of the pan, be sure to loosen them up by adding a little water to the pan and scraping them with a spoon. These tasty bits are important in making the dish super flavourful!
- Return onions to the pan and combine with the flour. Cook for a few minutes while stirring.
- Add beef stock, stir to combine and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, add the pork chops to the pan and cook for about 15 minutes while spooning the liquid over top. The liquid should thicken up nicely while cooking.
- Remove the pork chops from the pan and place into a 9″x13″ glass baking dish (I use one like this). Pour the sauce from the pan into the baking dish and over the pork chops.
- Next, lay a slice of provolone cheese over top of each pork chop. Sprinkle the Gruyere cheese over the tops of the provolone slices.
- Put the baking dish into the oven on the broiler setting to melt the cheese and bring it to a nice golden colour on top. This should only take about 8-10 minutes so make sure you keep an eye on it. Once cheese is melted and golden, remove from the oven.
- Finally, sprinkle the fresh time leaves from the sprigs over the top of everything in the baking dish. This makes everything super yummy!!
- Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies for a spectacularly yummy dinner! This recipe is one of our family favourites! 🙂
If you can't find Gruyere cheese, you can substitute it for Swiss.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: about 45 minutes
- Category: Main
- Method: Stove top and Broiler setting in Oven
- Cuisine: American/Canadian