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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 Sep. 28, 2015

"Love this..super!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Really good...a keeper!"

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!"

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