Baked Pork Chops, Tomatoes & Gravy
It’s another pork recipe I’ve gone hog-wild for. Getting creative with pork chops beyond the fried and smothered recipes can be a challenge for me because it’s what I’ve known dating back to being a toddler. It’s how my mom and Mama Dean did it, always. Does a lil, light gravy deem it as a smothered recipe?
It’s my compromise to sticking with the teachings of my Mama Dean, while cutting back on the saturated gravy. I’d like to also believe adding veggies makes it healthy. If you’re gluten-free, you can substitute regular flour for almond flour, which I do often for this gravy.
While the chops are finishing up in the oven, this is a perfect time to prepare your side dish. This way the everything will be hot & ready to serve at one time. For the “meat & potatoes” lovers, if you’re making mashed potatoes… You can drizzle the gravy over your ‘taters.
Now let’s get cookin’
4 pork chops
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup hot water
1 large white onion, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly season chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I suggest lightly because pork is naturally salty, and it’s easier to add more to taste later rather than over seasoning when cooking.
Cook chops until both sides are lightly browned. Before flipping the chop over, cut two (2) small slits in outer edge of each chop. The slits will help the chops to not curl. Flip chop over and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then set aside. Drain off all but 2 tbsp of the pork fat in skillet.
Melt butter in skillet. Blend in flour and cook until brown.
Stir in water gradually; cook, stirring constantly until thick and smooth.
Place chops back in skillet, covering them with the gravy.
Place onion slices, peppers, and tomato slices on top of each chop. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
Cover the skillet tightly. Bake in oven for 35 minutes. If needed, add 1/4 cup water.
If you try this recipe, let me know what ya think! You can even leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #veethebaker on Instagram! I LOVE seeing how you whipped it up in the kitchen!