Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme

Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
First, sauté the chops, then make the flavorful gravy in the same pan.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 pork chops and 1/4 cup sauce)

Recipe from

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Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 145
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 17.2 g
Carbohydrate 5.8 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 475 mg
Calcium 40 mg

Ingredients

1 cup fat-free, less-sodium beef broth, divided
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 (2-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Cooking spray
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Preparation

Combine 1/4 cup broth, milk, flour, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Set aside.

Sprinkle one side of each pork chop with paprika and thyme. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add half of the pork to pan; sauté 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until pork is done and lightly browned. Remove pork from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining pork. Reduce heat to medium. Add chopped onion; sauté 4 minutes or until lightly golden. Add remaining 3/4 cup broth; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes. Add milk mixture, stirring with a whisk. Add pork, turning to coat; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with minced parsley.

January 2007
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