Pork Chops With Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Pork chops served over caramelized onions with a rich sauce sprinkled with smoked gouda. From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper. Dredge in 1 cup flour; shake off excess. Working in batches, add pork to skillets and saute until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Arrange pork in single layer in 15x10x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon paprika over pork.
  2. Discard contents of skillet; wipe clean. Add 3 tablespoons oil; heat over medium-high heat. Add onions; sprinkle with sugar and saute until well browned, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon paprika. Place onions over pork. Pour enough broth over so that chops are almost covered. Cover with foil. Bake until pork is tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Uncover; cool slightly. Cover; chill. Rewarm covered pork in 350ºF oven, about 20 minutes).
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 200ºF. Using tongs, transfer pork to large bowl, leaving onion mixture in baking dish. Pour contents of baking dish into strainer set over medium bowl. Return onion mixture to same baking dish, spreading evenly (reserve cooking liquid). Arrange pork atop onions; sprinkle with cheese. Cover dish with foil; set in oven to keep warm.
  5. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add 5 tablespoons flour. Cook until mixture just begins to color, whisking often (mixture will be dry and crumbly), about 4 minutes. Gradually whisk in reserved cooking liquid. Bring sauce to boil, whisking constantly. Boil until thickened, whisking often, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer pork and onions to plates. Spoon sauce around pork and serve.
Most Helpful

DH and I had this last night for dinner. YUM!!! We loved it. We followed all directions as posted with the exception of adding more gouda on top because we're cheese fanatics. I served this with Porcini Mashed Potatoes as a side and it complimented the pork chops well. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT4.

Dr. Jenny June 18, 2008

Yippeee Pork Chops immersed in lovely caramelized onions...and oh so good. The Gouda is the "piece de' resistance all melted over and the whole thing in one bit is heaven on a fork. I followed this pretty much exactly expect, I halved the recipe, used 1/4 cup flour, reduced the oil to 2 tablespoons, and used the same pan (dumped out a bit of oil and other little bits of flour) and caramelized the onion right in the same pan. The gravy is just as wonderful and this is so nice it can be made for that special occasion, but we just loved it just for us! Thanks, lazyme! Made for *ZWT4* June 2008.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 17, 2008