Cajun Smothered Pork Chops

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Here in South Louisiana, we "smother" just about everything. No, we don't put a blanket or something over our food to "smother" it! We just keep the cover of the pot almost all the way on. It's best cooked in a heavy, seasoned cast iron dutch oven, which is a must have, in my opinion. The meat is cooked in a natural gravy. I personally like my food on the spicy side. It's "fall off the bone" tender! So, put a pot of rice on! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a 5 quart cast iron dutch oven on medium high.
  2. Season pork chops with Cajun seasoning.
  3. Place in skillet and brown well on both sides over medium - medium high heat.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Add onion, green and red bell peppers, and celery. Cook until onions are soft and transparent, stirring frequently as not to burn.
  6. Return pork chops to pot.
  7. Add just enough water to cover the meat. Add garlic and Worcestershire. Stir well.
  8. If your gravy isn't dark, add a tablespoon of kitchen bouquet and stir.
  9. Cover pot almost all of the way. Simmer until meat is tender.
  10. Uncover. Add mushroom and green onions and parsley.
  11. Adjust seasoning by tasting gravy. Simmer 5 minutes longer.
  12. Serve over hot cooked rice.
  13. C'est Si Bon, Cher!
Most Helpful

I am surprised this doesn't have more reviews. I think it's absolutely lovely. I've made it with chicken and pork, good with both! There are a lot of things I've made and would never bother again, this is not one of them :)

becky1789 October 28, 2013

I am just learning to get down and dirty in the kitchen. I pulled this up at work and at the last minute decided to try it. It came out fantastic. My boyfriend was very pleased!

FutureWife14 January 11, 2013

Even though I forgot to add the mushrooms and parsley this was delicious. I had thick loin chops in the freezer so thats what I used and they came out lovely and tender. The seasoning and veggies were great too and I just used them as the side veg tonight. I would happily make this recipe again.

Annacia April 30, 2012