Sunday, July 23, 2017

Skillet Pork Steaks and Onions

Skillet Pork Steaks and Onions - Pork steaks or chops, seasoned, pan seared and braised in caramelized onion broth on the stovetop.
Skillet Pork Steaks and Onions - Pork steaks or chops, seasoned, pan seared and braised in caramelized onion broth on the stovetop.

Skillet Pork Steaks and Onions

Many of y'all already know and love my oven pork chops and onions recipe, and it's one of our favorites too. It's a bake though, and I don't know about you, but I've found it awfully hard to use the oven this summer. Now, there are exceptions of course, like when I have a craving for something like homemade buttermilk biscuits! Or a squash casserole with all the garden squash rolling in. For the most part though, we've been living on hamburgers and hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, basic grilled foods and quick skillet meals.

Some kind of pork chops are on sale around here a lot, and since I shop the sales to stock up on meat at the best prices, I seem to always have some in the freezer. That happened to be the next thing that I extracted from the deep freeze this time, so I wrote a version of my oven chops and onions, for the skillet. We've had it several times already this summer!

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Recipe: Skillet Pork Steaks and Onions

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 30 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 to 6 pork steaks or center cut chops
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning, or to taste, optional
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 cups sliced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef base (like Better than Bouillon)

Heat oil over medium high heat in a large lidded skillet. Combine seasonings and sprinkle on both sides of chops. Dust with flour and pat in. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the oil in skillet and brown chops, on both sides, in batches if necessary; remove and set aside. Add remaining butter and onion to pan and cook until soft and lightly caramelized.

Combine water and beef base, add to skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in parsley, return chops to pan, turn to coat, cover and reduce to simmer, cooking for about 20 to 30 minutes. Total time will depend on thickness.

Transfer to plates or serving platter, pouring juices over the top. Serve with rice or potatoes and a green vegetable or mixed garden salad on the side.

Cook's Notes: One cup beef broth or stock, or water mixed with bouillon may be substituted. Keep sodium levels in mind however.


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