Recipe of the Week

smothered pork chops


Serves 4



  • 1½ cup flour, plus 3 extra tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 thin, bone-in pork chops
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth, plus extra on hand for thinning (if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons cream



  1. Combine flour, seasoned salt, lemon pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a pie plate.
  2. Dredge each pork chop in flour mixture.
  3. Add olive oil and 4 tablespoons of butter to a heavy skillet, and heat on medium.
  4. Fry each pork chop until browned, about 2 minutes on each side, and remove seared chops from skillet. Cover the pork chops to keep them warm.
  5. Toss onions and peppers in the same skillet and cook them for about 10 minutes, stirring as needed. Once cooked, remove from skillet and set aside.
  6. Place 3 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons flour in the same skillet, and whisk together until they form a paste (roux).
  7. Cook the roux until it becomes a dark gold, stirring consistently for about 2 minutes.
  8. Add broth to the roux by gradually whisking in small amounts in batches. Whisk out the lumps and then add the 2 tablespoons of cream.
  9. Pour in more broth to thin out the gravy if it becomes too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  10. Toss the cooked onions and peppers in the gravy, coating them completely.
  11. Serve pork chops and spoon the gravy on top.



Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman










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