Pork Chops with Simple Mushroom Gravy

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Oh My WORD! I am SO happy with the way this meal came out. Inspired by a mushroom craving (mom is nodding her head in disbelief as I used to LOATHE mushrooms) I defrosted some boneless pork chops and and went to town. Honesty, I didn’t exactly know what I was going to do. I just started chopping, searing and mashing.

The husband looked remotely interested because I told him we’d be having mashed potatoes. As long as there’s mashed potatoes, gravy and some kind of meat he’s happy. So I knew he’d like this and he did. The toddler did too! Although I skipped the mushrooms on his plate. Glad I did, he ate everything else. :)Pork Chops with Simple Mushroom Gravy

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops about 4 oz each
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 10 oz package of mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or applesauce
  • 1 cup of your favorite broth (chicken, beef, vegetable)
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper

Lay the pork chops on a sheet of saran wrap. Top with another sheet and bang away! You want to thin the pork out to 1/4 -1/2 inch. Similar to the way we did it for the Naked Chicken Parm Idea (click to see pictures.)

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray. Season both sides of the pork with a bit of a Kosher Salt and Pepper. Once the pan is hot add the chop. Don’t crowd the pan, do them in batches if you have to. Flip after 2-3 minutes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Remove the pork from the skillet and set aside.

Lower the heat to medium and spray the skillet with a bit more spray and add the onion. Stir and add the mushrooms and garlic. Let them cook down a bit, maybe a minute or two. Add the apple cider vinegar. Stir.

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While the mushrooms are cooking, whisk the broth, worcestershire sauce and flour. Add to the pan, bring to a boil. Put the chops back in, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes until ready to serve.

As I said I served mine with my own creamy mash potatoes, which honestly was perfect but you could do noodles or even brown rice I suppose. So for the nutritional info I’ll stick with just the pork, you can add what you decide to pair it with.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 Chop and 1/4 of Mushroom and Gravy
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
175 3g 2g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 1g 10g 28g
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  1. Lisa

    This looks amazing!! My husband is the same way (meat & potatoes) and this would go over so great in our house!

    BTW, is that a Martha Stewart skillet? Looks JUST like mine :)

  2. Annette

    looks so yummy! Pork chops make me think of my mom……..she always made the best! I will try these….mine never turn out right. Hubby thinks they must be fried in grease…..yuck……..Alabama boy!

  3. Nathalie

    Mushrooms and pork go really well together! My father always cooked his pork chops with a can of cream of mushroom as sauce. My recipe is very similar to yours, to cut back on the fat and calories from my dad’s version, and you can use it easily in the slow cooker too. Sometimes I add apple slices directly in the pan with the mushrooms too, for a sweet and sour version (though your hubby might not appreciate this one).

    If you like mushrooms try adding a variety of them. I love to use chopped Portebello mushroom instead of the white mushrooms. They add a lot of texture and taste. You can also try Shitake mushrooms if you want more flavour. I bough dried Shitake in bulk and man do they pack a punch! Not as easy to use though since I have to reconstitute them in water for an hour, but you can find fresh shitakes too.

  4. Michelle

    Just made this for supper and everybody ate it. I have never been able to make pork chops that I would eat myself, they are always dry. These were delicous! And the gravy was easy. Thanks for such a great option!

  5. Jessica

    Jagerscnitzel! Sans breading of course. I can’t wait to try this. Mom always made rice and a thick, white gravy from the drippings.

  6. elaine

    Husband loves mushrooms and was very impressed with this and we loved it with your yummy mashed potatoes. Looking forward to having the leftovers again tonight! Thanks Roni!!!

  7. Bonnie

    I made this, Roni….and it was good. But I have a question….what is the purpose for the apple cider vinegar? Is it to deglaze the pan from the onions and mushrooms? Could I use water instead, because I wasn’t crazy about the vinegar taste, and I really love vinegar, but just not in this. I think it took away from the mushroom flavor, as I couldn’t really taste the mushrooms, and I love mushrooms, but all I could taste was the vinegar.

    Sorry…I don’t mean to pick at your recipe, because all your recipes are wonderful!

  8. Caitlin

    This looks absolutely fantastic! We are definately “meat and potatoes” and comfort food people, and this definately is both. I can’t wait to try this!!

  9. roni

    Bonnie – Pick away! I post ideas, and sometimes those ideas need some tweaking. I used the vinegar for a bit of apple flavor and I added it early to actually cook away some of the vinegar taste. If you don’t like it skip it! It would totally work without it! Or how about a bit of applesauce?!? Experiment… have fun!

  10. Erica

    I made this last night, & it came out fantastic! I did make a change though, we were out of apple cider vinegar, but we did have an open bottle of red wine. So I added some of that instead. It was more than a Tbs. This dish was enjoyed by both of my daughters, my husband & myself! Thanks for another great recipe I will be adding this to my regular rotation.

  11. Bridget

    Loved it! 4 chops and lots of spuds – no left overs. This is a keeper. Next time I will try it with the applesauce. Thanks!

  12. Jen

    I made this for my husband and just boiled some baby yukon’s smashed them with gravy over the top. We both loved it! Such good flavor! Shared the recipe with my mom and she also made and loved it!

  13. Elizabeth S.

    Roni,

    Once again, you’ve impressed me! Made this last night, and the fiance and I ate like it was going out of style! I love all your recipes – you are amazing!

  14. Carolyne

    I made this tonight and it was amazing! I seasoned the pork with pepper,garlic salt, onion powder, and montreal seasoning to give it a little pep. I’m not a huge fan of pork so I wanted to do something different with it. I made this meal with egg noodles and cheddar broccoli and it went over real well!

    Roni- I am a big fan of your site! Your recipes are wonderful and always made with ingredients that I have on hand which is always helpful :)

  15. Cara

    Made this the other night and it was a hit with both kids and adults!

    I deglazed the pan with about 3 T. of white wine and used the apple sauce variation instead of the vinegar. Served it with the suggested mashed potatoes. This is definitely a keeper!

  16. Dori

    Hi Roni! I discovered your website yesterday and made this last night along with the mashed potatoes. I thought it was fantastic!!!! I love finding recipes that are light, easy to make, and taste great. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. My boyfriend is very picky like your hubby. He said he’s not really a fan of pork and commented that it was “alright.” I noticed his plate was clean though! ;)

  17. Amy

    Both my hubby and myself LOVED this recipe. He said that I should make it, again, real soon. Also, I made Your mashed potatoes. Very yummy! :o)~

  18. roni

    Glad you liked it. As for the points. I go by the complete nutritional info after calculating a total and then dividing it by the number of servings. 175 cals, 3 g of fat and 2 g of fiber comes out to be 3.4 points. Feel free to round up if you are concerned.

    Another way to calculate it is to just go buy the meat which I would count as 4 and everything else is free.

    Both work.. that one point off is not going to kill you. Calculate the best you can and stick with the system that works for you.

  19. Nikki

    Amazing recipe! I just made this tonight for my husband and he loved it and is looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow :)

  20. Teresa

    This is the best recipe yet that I have found for pork. I am so glad that browsers have history, i thought I had lost it!

  21. Roxanne

    Looks awesome, definitely trying this for dinner! Thank you so much for including the weight watchers point, my husband and i started weight watchers yesterday together!

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