5 from 17 votes
Southern Smothered Pork Chops are a classic comfort food at it's best in the South. Tender, Juicy, flavorful, melt in your mouth Pork Chops smothered in a wonderful gravy that takes ordinary Pork Chops to an entirely new level of a perfectly deliciously mouthwatering meat and gravy meal.
Southern Smothered Pork Chops
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Southern Smothered Pork Chops are classic comfort food at it’s best in the South. Slow-cooked until tender, juicy, flavorful, melt in your mouth Pork Chops smothered in a wonderful onion gravy that takes ordinary Pork Chops to an entirely new level

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Pork Chops, Smothered Pork Chops
Servings: 6 People
Author: Heidy McCallum
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 6 Pork Chops
  • Cajun Seasoning or Seasoned Salt to own taste
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Black Pepper to own taste
  • ½ Cup All-purpose flour to dredge pork chops
Gravy and Onions
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • 2 Tablespoons All-purpose flour
  • 3 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Cajun Seasoning to own taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to own taste
  • ½ Cup Water to thin if needed
  1. Heat a large Cast Iron Skillet on Medium-low until warm, add cooking oil, then add the unsalted butter to melt.
  2. Meanwhile, season patted dry pork chops with Cajun Seasoning, Kosher salt, and ground pepper on both sides to own taste.
  3. Dredge the seasoned pork chops in flour until lightly coated, shake off excess flour before placing in the cast iron skillet. Brown the pork chops on both sides until they reach a lightly golden browned color. Remove from the cast iron skillet and place on serving dish until needed.
  4. Add the 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the cast iron skillet, let the butter melt before adding the onions and minced garlic. Season lightly with Kosher salt. Cook the onion until softened. Add the flour, and constantly move around until the flour mixture is a light golden color. Add chicken broth, stirring as you add Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, and ground black pepper until gravy has thickened and tightened up. You may add a little water if it is too thick.
  5. Place pork chops in gravy and reduce heat to low. Cook 45 minutes turning every so often.