Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy


These Southern pork chops in brown gravy are comfort food at its easiest. Pork chops smothered in onion, garlic, baby bella mushrooms, and a brown gravy sauce. The gravy tastes great on mashed potatoes, too!

close up view of Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy in a pan, and a pork chop with mashed potatoes and green beans on a plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


Mushroom Gravy:

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced and quartered

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 ½ cups sliced baby bella mushrooms, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Pork Chops:

  • cooking spray

  • 4 center-cut pork chops

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Make gravy: Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Sauté onion and garlic in hot butter until onion is browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove onion and garlic to a plate.

  2. Stir flour slowly into remaining butter in the pan. Cook and stir over low heat until flour is deep brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in broth. Return sautéed onion and garlic to the pan. Stir in mushrooms and parsley. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove gravy from heat.

  3. Cook pork chops: Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook in the hot skillet until browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  4. Pour in gravy from the saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat until pork chops are tender and no longer pink in the centers, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


Make sure to use 3/4-inch-thick pork chops.

You can use margarine instead of butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
20g Fat
14g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 829mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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