This recipe calls for 4 pork chops because that's about what you can fit into a standard frying pan, though I've squeezed 6 smaller chops in before. I recommend you double the recipe because my husband eats them two at a time. Serve the smothered pork chops over cooked rice with your favorite vegetable side dish and cornbread.

Lolita Contreras Murrah
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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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  • Mix seasoned salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika together in a bowl; rub about 3/4 teaspoon spice mixture onto each pork chop. Thoroughly coat each pork chop with flour, saving remaining seasoning and flour for the gravy.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat; cook pork chops in the hot oil until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer pork chops to a plate, retaining drippings in the pan. Cover pork chops with paper towels.

  • Cook and stir onion in the drippings in the heavy skillet over medium heat until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add mushrooms, remaining flour, remaining spice mixture, and about 1 teaspoon water if needed to moisten; cook and stir until onion is golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir 2 cups water into onion-mushroom mixture until gravy is smooth; bring to a boil. Place pork chops in the gravy, reduce heat, cover skillet, and simmer until pork chops are tender, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; 26 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 709 mg sodium. 19.7 g carbohydrates; 26.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2014
SO good! So much more flavorful than all the cream of mushroom soup recipes I had to sift through to find one that used whole ingredients. For anyone saying that the recipe was too bland and who added cream of mushroom soup you would get the same effect by adding a cup of salt to the recipe. Yuck. There's no creativity in using those soups and they are NOT AT ALL healthy. Loved that this was a whole ingredient recipe without any poison added. (No I'm not brainwashed just like to know what I'm putting in my body.) We put the extra gravy over garlic mashed potatoes although I probably could have just eaten it with a spoon when no one was looking.:) The only things I changed: I used real garlic added with the onions instead of powder or garlic salt and extra mushrooms because we're kind of obsessed with them here. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2014
This was just ok for me I followed the recipe exactly and didn't care for the gravy so I doctored it a bit by removing half adding a can of cream of mushroom soup and more salt and pepper. The original recipe just tasted too bland for me which was surprising because of the list of ingredients. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2014
SO good! So much more flavorful than all the cream of mushroom soup recipes I had to sift through to find one that used whole ingredients. For anyone saying that the recipe was too bland and who added cream of mushroom soup you would get the same effect by adding a cup of salt to the recipe. Yuck. There's no creativity in using those soups and they are NOT AT ALL healthy. Loved that this was a whole ingredient recipe without any poison added. (No I'm not brainwashed just like to know what I'm putting in my body.) We put the extra gravy over garlic mashed potatoes although I probably could have just eaten it with a spoon when no one was looking.:) The only things I changed: I used real garlic added with the onions instead of powder or garlic salt and extra mushrooms because we're kind of obsessed with them here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2014
SO good! So much more flavorful than all the cream of mushroom soup recipes I had to sift through to find one that used whole ingredients. For anyone saying that the recipe was too bland and who added cream of mushroom soup you would get the same effect by adding a cup of salt to the recipe. Yuck. There's no creativity in using those soups and they are NOT AT ALL healthy. Loved that this was a whole ingredient recipe without any poison added. (No I'm not brainwashed just like to know what I'm putting in my body.) We put the extra gravy over garlic mashed potatoes although I probably could have just eaten it with a spoon when no one was looking.:) The only things I changed: I used real garlic added with the onions instead of powder or garlic salt and extra mushrooms because we're kind of obsessed with them here. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
Definitely a keeper. Used boneless chops and substituted beef broth for the water and it gave it a lot of flavor. Also used an oven safe skillet and cooked it at 325 degrees for an hour and the chops were fork tender. I absolutely will use this recipe again. Boneless chops often get dried out, but these were moist and tender. Yum yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
I was asked to make smothered pork chops for dinner so I decided to try this recipe and I'm so glad I did....it was DELISH!!! My family and friends LOVED it so much that no one talked at dinner they were all to busy eating. I did change the recipe to make 9 servings and cooked it in a large electric skillet very easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2014
I do not often cook meat in a skillet but this recipe sounded good and I felt up to giving it a try! The recipe was easy to follow and the results were very good! The pork chops had a nice flavor and the gravy was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
I followed this recipe exactly. It came out great... The only thing i changed is i added more onion bc me and my girls love onions and i added a bell pepper. I haven't cooked like this in a long time. Nothing like southern cooking that soothes the soul... Thanks for your submission Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2015
I did something wrong, but I'm not sure what. My gravy came out bright orange instead of brown, but it still tasted absolutely delicious! The pork chops were cooked to melt in your mouth perfection, and the seasoning were amazing. I tweaked that a little by using garlic salt and Tony's. I also added an extra cup of water for the gravy. I do plan to experiment with this recipe again to try and see what I did wrong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
This was such a great recipe my husband even liked it and he's very picky! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2015
Followed recipe with one modification...used chicken broth in place of water for the gravy. The broth gave the gravy another depth of seasoning. Yummy! The chops were cooked perfectly and the seasonings were wonderfully balanced. Will absolutely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2017
Yummy! Added more onions and used chicken broth rather than just water. Served with mashed potatoes & brussels sprouts. also... added powdered ginger to the seasoning of the pork. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2014
This was just ok for me I followed the recipe exactly and didn't care for the gravy so I doctored it a bit by removing half adding a can of cream of mushroom soup and more salt and pepper. The original recipe just tasted too bland for me which was surprising because of the list of ingredients. Read More
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