Photo: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2cup grits)

Serve mashed potatoes in place of the cheese grits, if you prefer. Round out the meal with steamed green beans.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring water to a boil; stir in grits. Reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, and red pepper.

Step 2

While grits cook, sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and black pepper. Dredge in flour. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and onion; sauté 6 minutes, turning pork over after 3 minutes. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Serve with grits.

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Ratings & Reviews

LutzCat's Review

January 24, 2013
I found this recipe really lacking in flavor. It wasn't bad, however, it just wasn't really good either. The texture of the grits was perfect, but nobody could taste the cheese. The cheese was a waste of calories, so I'd recommend you either add more or just omit it completely. But most of all, the pork was bland. Yes, it was easy (so easy you really don't need a recipe), but it pretty much just tasted like a pork chop braised in chicken broth. Don't think I'll try to even tweak this one, I'll just move on. There are plenty of other great recipes on this site.

ChefLeesher's Review

December 17, 2011
I'm from the south so the grits needed to be modified: 1. double the salt & spice amount 2. double the cheese amount if you aren't counting calories. I also cut the water by 1/2 a cup because I like a thicker grit and most important: cook these grits longer! I know it only takes 5 minutes per the box however they're so much better if you give them a tad more time. Otherwise, yummy pairing.

stacylynn's Review

February 08, 2011
I carmelized my onions first (sliced, not chopped as the recipe calls for), then browned the chops with a Northwoods seasoning (Penzeys). Next time I won't add the full amount of liquid--just the 1/2 cup broth--as it came out too thin. Went really well with cheese grits--I sometimes forget about grits as a side! Nice quick way to serve chops on a weeknight.

lindyyunker's Review

December 07, 2009
So moist and delicious. It is hard to find a pork chop recipe without something sweet in it such as apples or cherries. I served it with roasted carrots, parsnips, and brussels sprouts, as well as a side of lentils. My husband and I loved this recipe! The perfect winter meal.

jolmert's Review

November 19, 2009
Good, but not amazing. Easy enough.

AZav01's Review

June 24, 2009
This recipe was absolutely wonderful. My husband and my 8 year old loved it and had seconds and thirds. Hard to believe it's a light meal. The only thing I did was carmalize the onions a bit with a pinch of sugar. We are not huge fans of pork chops so finding a good recipe is refreshing. A keeper!

PinkPetunias's Review

April 24, 2009
Easy to make and great flavor...added a little more salt but other than that, great. We made the recommended steamed green beans as well. What a great recipe.