Pan-Seared Juicy Pork Chops are a perfect weeknight meal. This French Pork Chops recipe with smothered onion is all made in one pan and done in about 30-40 minutes!
Hello, there from Cooking frog; it’s me, Sarah, again. You all know by now how much I love pork chops recipes. If you’ve liked these Garlic Butter Juicy Pork Chops that are most popular on Pinterest and Pork Chops with Cranberries and Balsamic, I am sure you will enjoy this one also.
- 2 yellow onions sliced in a half-moon shape
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 cup and 4 tablespoons of beef stock
- 4 pork chops, boneless
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoons of thyme, dried
- ¼ teaspoons of black pepper
- ¼ teaspoons of garlic powder
- 2 ½ tablespoons of flour, all-purpose
- 4 slices of provolone cheese
- 1 cup of shredded gruyere cheese or swiss
- fresh thyme sprigs
How to make Pan-Seared Juicy Pork Chops Instructions
- Heat up the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Soften the butter and olive oil in big cast iron or another oven-safe cooking pan over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions and saute for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add four Tbsp beef stock and continue to cook, sometimes stirring, for 12-15 minutes, till onions are very tender and golden brown.
- As onions are frying, season either side of pork chops with salt, black pepper, thyme, and garlic powder. Transfer onions to a plate; don’t wipe out the cooking pan.
- Cut back heat to medium, add a drizzle of olive oil to the cooking pan if required, and cook pork chops, about 3-4 minutes per side, till golden brown—Transfer pork chops to a plate.
- Return the onions to the pan and sprinkle with flour. Stir to coat and cook for a few minutes. Add remaining one cup of beef stock and stir very often till the mixture comes to a boil—season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Nestle pork chops back into the pan, spooning some of the meat stock over the top of the chops. Top with a slice of provolone cheese and a mound of chopped Swiss cheese (about a ¼ cup on every chop).
- Add a few sprigs of freshly picked thyme, add the cooking pan to the oven, and bake for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is liquified and gooey. Before serving, spoon some of the meat stock/onion mixtures over the top of the cheese, and garnish with some extra black pepper if desired.