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Smothered Pork Chop Recipe
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Smothered Pork Chop Recipe

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I like to saute extra mushrooms and caramelize some onions for the side of this dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, parsley flakes and rosemary, crushed
  • 2 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon peel, salt, pepper, basil, parsley and rosemary; add the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Broil pork chops 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, place mushrooms on pork chops. Cover each with a cheese slice. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Pork Chops in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p197

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"Very good recipe, we love these!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"These pork chops were amazing! I had to improv a bit but it worked out well. Didn't have pepper jack cheese so I used mozzarella instead. Also sauteed shallots with the mushrooms. Really incredible flavor!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"My husband gobbled up these pork chops no problem. The only thing I did different was saute onions and peppers with the mushrooms. Excellent!"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"We LOVED these pork chops--they were so juicy and flavorful! Even though my kids pulled off the cheese and mushrooms, they still really liked the meat. This recipe is a keeper!!"

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