Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
This recipe has always been a family favorite in my house. It takes a while to cook about 3 hours start to finish, but its worth the wait. The meat will melt in your mouth. This recipe is best served with mashed potatoes.
- 1 center-cut pork loin (cut into thick pieces) or 4 -6 very thick pork chops
- 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil (approximate)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon soup seasoning (I like to use Vegeta) or 1⁄2 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 onion
- 1 bay leaf
- Rub the meat with the crushed garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper.
- Place the meat in a plastic bag and let it marinate in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat olive oil in a large pot (enough to cover the bottom of the pot).
- Add 1 onion cut in half and the pork pieces Brown the meat on all sides.
- Once the meat is browned add enough water to the pot to just cover the meat.
- Lower the heat to medium and let the meat boil until the water almost completely evaporates (not enough for the meat to start burning).
- Add enough water again to cover the meat and add a pinch of the Vegeta soup seasoning (or all purpose seasoning).
- Repeat the process of adding water and letting it evaporate until the meat is tender and falls apart easily.
- When the meat is tender enough allow the water to again almost completely evaporate.
- Remove the meat from the pot and the larger pieces of the remaining onion. Discard the onion.
- Scrape the meat pieces and drippings inside pot so that they are all in the water that remains.
- Add about a cup of water to the pot (this is the amount of gravy that you want to end up with), stir, and allow to come to a boil.
- In a separate bowl, combine approximately 1/2 cup of water with the sour cream and flour.
- Wisk/mix until the mixture is smooth and without lumps.
- Slowly add this mixture to the pot and let it come to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes.
- If the consistency of the gravy is too thin add a little more of flour/water/sour cream mixture. If it is too thick add more water.
- Add the bay leaf.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Remove the pot from heat.
- Return the cooked meat to the gravy.
- Let it stand for about 15 minutes in the gravy before serving.
Very easy to make and the whole family loved it