Smothered pork chops in a white wine reduction with garlic and bacon.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain skillet, reserving about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.

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  • Season pork chops with kosher salt and black pepper; cook in reserved bacon drippings over medium-high heat until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Pour white wine over the chops, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the skillet, and cook 2 minutes more.

  • Chop the bacon and add to the skillet along with the onion slices and garlic; replace cover and simmer until chops are no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove pork chops to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  • Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; stir into sauce remaining in skillet. Cook and stir until the sauce thickens. Pour sauce over pork chops to serve.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 24.7g 50% DV; carbohydrates 7.6g 3% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 61.6mg 21% DV; sodium 192.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2014
I knew when I set out to make these that these chops were waaay too big and I already had intentions of heating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. That is until I started eating it. So good I cleaned every bite and I confess without shame to picking it up with my fingers and gnawing on the bone to get every bit of it. Soooo tender so flavorful and I don't think the little bit of Montreal Steak Seasoning I seasoned them with or the chicken broth I substituted for the water were make or break additions. I'm confident that with bacon garlic and white wine in the ingredients list I would have been happy with this just as is. I would just say watch the cooking time - I had relatively thick chops and simmering them for just several minutes not 20 as indicated kept them moist and tender and still cooked through. There are so many side dishes that would complement this (the gravy is excellent so buttered noodles immediately comes to mind) but I served this tonight with two other AR recipes Spinach and Rice Alfredo and Mushroom and Bacon Green Beans. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/07/2012
Not as flavorful as I would have hoped. Some changes I would make is to use a hearty red wine for the reduction a little more bacon (2-3 slices chopped) and add some coarse ground pepper to taste in the sauce. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
I knew when I set out to make these that these chops were waaay too big and I already had intentions of heating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. That is until I started eating it. So good I cleaned every bite and I confess without shame to picking it up with my fingers and gnawing on the bone to get every bit of it. Soooo tender so flavorful and I don't think the little bit of Montreal Steak Seasoning I seasoned them with or the chicken broth I substituted for the water were make or break additions. I'm confident that with bacon garlic and white wine in the ingredients list I would have been happy with this just as is. I would just say watch the cooking time - I had relatively thick chops and simmering them for just several minutes not 20 as indicated kept them moist and tender and still cooked through. There are so many side dishes that would complement this (the gravy is excellent so buttered noodles immediately comes to mind) but I served this tonight with two other AR recipes Spinach and Rice Alfredo and Mushroom and Bacon Green Beans. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2014
I really don't get the comments about it not being flavorful but maybe that's because I altered the process a little. It's pretty automatic for me to caramelize my onions for a dish like this so that's what I did first after cooking the bacon. Next I browned the pork chops on one side. I added the garlic when I turned them. Now I made this with some thin pork chops that I happened to have on hand so by that time they were done and I pulled them. the only other change I made was using two pieces of bacon because 1 piece of the bacon I had did not make two tablespoons of grease. If you do something similar you should find it flavorful unless you find anything less flavorful than say buffalo wings bland. My only complaint (which I have often with recipes like this) is that I would've liked it to make a little more sauce. Not everyone likes things as saucy as I I'm sure. No problem next time I will double all the sauce ingredients! Thanks for sharing this we really enjoyed it. FYI it goes great with a beer. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/07/2012
Not as flavorful as I would have hoped. Some changes I would make is to use a hearty red wine for the reduction a little more bacon (2-3 slices chopped) and add some coarse ground pepper to taste in the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2012
I thought this would be a 10-star entree looking at the ingredients but it just didn't have enough flavor. I followed the instructions to the letter but would cook this differently if I were to make it again. First I'd saute the onions and garlic. And instead of adding the wine to the pan and then putting the lid on it I'd let the wine cook down to get some flavor from it. It was looking pretty anemic so I added a little bit of Kitchen Bouquet which gave it some eye appeal but the flavor still was lacking. Sorry won't be making this again it was a disappointment for us. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2012
This recipe was really good but my pork chops were WAY overcooked. I didn't have a meat thermometer so I followed the times in the recipe. You can definitely go WAY shorter on the time you cook the pork in the white wine/onions/bacon. Also the sauce was a little thin for me so I had to add more than the recommended amount of cornstarch. The flavor was GREAT though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2012
Outstanding! I highly recommend this recipe. I am a novice if it is not red meat on the grill and I think I over cooked the chops but the sauce compensated for that. This recipe is a must try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2012
Good stuff. Chopped bacon and sautéed in pan with onions. Left in pan while adding the chops. Only removed chops to make sauce but added back to smoother. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2014
These were ok but I have to agree with others that said that these lacked flavor. For all the prominent components in the dish it still felt that something was missing. The family ate them but I most likely will not be making these again tho I was glad to try something new. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2013
I made this last night and it turned out beautifully. The pork chops I used were quite thick so the cooking times were perfect. The meat was tender and juicy. I used red wine instead of white because that's what I had on hand. Next time I'm adding mushrooms. Read More