When French Onion Soup meets Smothered Pork Chops, very good things happen…. These juicy pan seared pork chops are served with an incredible French Onion flavoured gravy made with caramelised onions, then topped with melted cheese to complete the French Onion experience. I like to sit my porkchop on a mound of mashed potatoes then smother the chop and mashies together.

Smothered Pork Chops – the French way!



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Category: Main Course
Seasons:  All
Cuisine Type French


For 4 Person(s)


4 Porkchops (boneless)
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 Sweet Onions (sliced into rings)
2 Cloves Garlic
1 1/2 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 Teaspoon Veggie Oil
Cracked Pepper to taste
1 Cup Unsalted Beef Broth
2 Tablespoons AP Flour
4 Slices Aged Swiss Cheese
Chopped Rosemary

French Onion Smothered Pork Chops Directions

  1. Caramelise Onions: Melt butter on medium (or medium low for strong stoves). Add onion and garlic, cook 15 minutes until golden brown and caramelised, stirring regularly. Remove from skillet.

  2. Prepare Chops: Sprinkle chops with garlic, salt and pepper.

  3. Sear: Add oil into skillet if needed. Turn heat up to high. Sear chops 1 minute on each side until nicely browned but not cooked inside. Remove onto plate.

  4. Gravy: Turn heat down to medium. Return onion into skillet, scraping in juices. Add flour, mix.

  5. Add beef broth and mix until incorporated. Season sauce to taste.

  6. Simmer Chops in Sauce: When it comes to a simmer, give it a big stir then add pork chops.

  7. Top chops with cheese, cover with lid to melt and finish cooking the chops through - only 3 minutes for thin chops like I'm using. Internal temp of 160F/70C for no pink (or 155F/68C for blush of pink). 

  8. Garnish: Remove lid, sprinkle with rosemary. Spoon over French Onion Gravy, then sprinkle with more rosemary.

    Serve immediately, over mashed potato or similar.

Recipe notes

Sodium By The Numbers

Pork chops =340mg
Garlic powder =0mg
Onions =0mg
Garlic cloves =0mg
Unsalted butter  =0mg
Unsalted beef broth =35mg
AP Flour =0mg
Swiss cheese =80mg
Rosemary leaves =0mg

Total Sodium Per Recipe = 455mg

Total Sodium Per Chop = 115mg

If adding Mashed potatoes the average per serving sodium amount is approx. 130mg. For both 1 smothered chop and a bed of instant potatoes it would be 245mg.

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