French Onion Pork Chops

Fantastically Elegant French Onion Pork Chops

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I’m sure you all have noticed that I am a big fan of French onion everything from French Onion Soup to French Onion Meatballs. Now we have French Onion Pork Chops.

I love that these pork chops actually look like the crostini atop a French onion soup. These pork chops will be succulent, moist, and flavorful. It’s not possible to have any other outcome with a French onion base! 

Like with a lot of French food, these French onion pork chops include butter, cheese, and wine. To me, those are the quintessential ingredients to a French meal. I’m not French. I am only speaking based off of the French food that I’ve had, which I know isn’t everyday French food. It’s the rich, special kind. Mmmm. These pork chops look awesome, and I can’t wait to try them!

Thanks to Renée at Kudos Kitchen for this awesome recipe!

Ingredients 

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 large sweet onions, sliced
7-8 fresh thyme sprigs (plus additional for garnish, if desired)
1 teaspoon salt (plus additional for the pork chops)
½ teasspoon pepper (plus additional for the pork chops)
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup beef stock (I use low-sodium)
¼ cup dry red wine
4 boneless pork chops (seasoned with salt and pepper)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-In a large, oven proof skillet over medium heat, carmealize the onions in the olive oil along with the thyme sprigs (about 15 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add the beef broth, butter, salt and pepper.
-Simmer to reduce the broth (about 5 minutes).
-Remove the carmalized onions to a bowl and keep warm, Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
-Pat the chops with a paper towel to dry. Spread Dijon mustard on both sides of the chops and season each with salt and pepper to taste.
-Return the skillet to medium/high heat and brown the pork chops on both sides (approximately 3 minutes per side). Remove chops to a plate.
-Deglaze the skillet with the red wine, making sure to scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the skillet. Return the caramalized onions to the skillet along with the browned pork chops.
-Place the skillet in a preheated oven and cook for 25 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and top each chop evenly with the cheese. Return the skillet to the oven and cook until the cheese is lightly browned and melted (about 5 minutes).
-Garnish with additional thyme, if desired. Serve and enjoy.

 

Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Kudos Kitchen.

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