Pork Chops

Recipe by Lani Kai
READY IN: 30mins


  • 4
    slices good bacon or 4 slices ham, thinly sliced
  • 1
    tablespoon oil, extra for onions
  • 3
    tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 34
    cups homemade chicken stock or 1 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1
    (50 g) packet meat gravy mix, preferably spicy and with pimentos
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 -6
    bone-in rib pork loin chops, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 2
    medium onions, halved and sliced thin
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    teaspoon minced fresh thyme leave


  • Fry the bacon on a medium heat until brown and slightly crisp.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Turn the heat down and into the same pan add 1 tbs of oil and fry the onions until golden, add the garlc, bay leaf and thyme-Remove and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering, 2 to 3minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pat the chops dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chops in the pan in a single layer and cook until a deep brown crust forms, about 2 minutes.
  • Turn the chops over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a pan that has a very tight lid.
  • Arrange the chops on the bottom and cover with the onions.
  • Mix the packet of instant gravy mix with the stock and the flour and pour over the top of the onions.
  • Sprinkle with remaining bacon and place the lid on tightly cook for 20 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Remove the lid and keep reducing the sauce until it is of a gravy like consistency.