Pork Chops - Southern Style

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simple, quick and tasty. Something I threw together with the 'scraps' in my Fridge and surprised me with how great it tasted. Feel free to remove as much 'fat' from the pan as you need to... the more you leave, the better it tastes! Great with mashed potatoes!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In 12" skillet, cook bacon on med hi heat. Remove bacon from skillet, but leave bacon drippings.
  2. Add 1 TBSP butter and diced onion. When transparent, remove from skillet.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, lightly salt and pepper both sides of pork chops and place in skillet. Brown both sides (approx 2-4 minutes each).
  4. Chop up bacon, and add both bacon and cooked onion to skillet.
  5. Add 3/4 cup water (add more if you want more gravy), 1 TBSP butter, cover and simmer until cooked (5-10 minutes - but can simmer for up to 45 minutes easily).
  6. Just before serving, mix 2 TBSP cornstarch with cool tap water (approx 1/4 cup).
  7. Place pork chops on plates, add corn starch/water mixture to gravy/drippings in skillet and bring to quick boil stirring frequently to form thick gravy.
Most Helpful

5 5

I pretty much followed the recipe exactly, except I used a handful of pre-cooked real bacon bits and about 10 thin sliced pork loin chops. Normally, I make the pork slices the same old dried out way, this was so much better. I thought the gravy had plenty of flavor, I'm so glad I didn't add any stock, but I do wish I didn't add any salt at all, I only used a pinch, but I will omit it next time, there will definately be a next time for this!

5 5

Super easy and love the thick gravy. So many folks forget to, much less how (cold water), to deal with corn starch as a thickener.

5 5

Great and easy. My picky granddaughter ate seconds. I used two packs of turkey gravy along with the cornstarch mixture. Because I was cooking for six I placed the seared chops in a baking dish, covered them with the gravy and baked in oven for 35-minutes at 200 degrees. This will definitely become a household recipe.