Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pork Chops with a Mushroom-Wine Sauce

It has been several days since I last posted - this week got away from me! Between work, my birthday, Halloween, and the World Series, I haven't been experimenting much in the kitchen, but instead have been remaking old dishes.

This dinner from last Monday is a bit of both something old and something new. We usually marinate and grill pork chops, but I decided to sear them in a pan and finish them in the oven so I'd have something to deglaze for a sauce. The sauce is a spin on the Mushroom-Wine Gravy I made for our stuffed pork loin last Christmas.


  • 2 pork chops
  • Salt, pepper, Italian seasoning (pinch each per side of chop)
  • Olive oil
  • 8 white mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 c white wine
  • 1/4 c chicken broth


  • Season pork chops with the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning
  • Heat approx 1 tbsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat; preheat oven to 400
  • When the pan is very hot, add chops and sear until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the oven until done (I took them out at 155 degrees, about 5-6 minutes). Remove from pan and keep covered.
  • Add another tbsp oil to the pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add mushrooms and garlic; saute 2-3 minutes. Add half of the wine and stir, scraping up brown bits. Add the rest of the wine and broth. Bring to a simmer for a few minutes. Serve over the pork chops.

This sauce was not only perfect on the chops, but I loved pouring it over the smashed potatoes. It was a light sauce with a touch of earthiness from the mushrooms. This didn't look or taste like a weeknight meal, but it was definitely quick and easy enough to pull together at the end of a long day!

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  1. I'm not normally a huge pork chop fan, but I actually said "Oh yum!" out loud when I saw this!

  2. We made this last night and it was amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. im so making this this week! i have so many of your recipes printed out, i can't wait to try them all! the ones i have tried were fabulous!

  4. I've had this saved on my reader since you posted it, but finally got arond to making this tonight. It was wonderful!!!