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Braised Pork Chops Recipe

Simple seasonings in this recipe let the wonderful natural flavor of pork chops really shine through. With homemade bread and a salad, this makes a delightful meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (13-3/4 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add chops; seal bag and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook chops in oil for about 3 minutes per side or until well browned. Remove chops and set aside. Cook onion, celery and garlic in drippings until tender.
  • 3. Return chops to the skillet; add broth, thyme and bay leaf. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until pork juices run clear. Remove bay leaf.
  • 4. Transfer chops to a serving plate. With a slotted spoon, remove celery and onion; spoon over chops. Thicken juices for gravy if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.