French Onion Pork Chops in a skillet
Main Course Pork Recipes

French Onion Pork Chops – Easy Dinner

French Onion Pork Chops feature fork tender pork chops braised in a caramelized onion gravy, topped with melted cheese! With only 1 hour of cooking you can have a restaurant quality meal on the table.

French Onion Pork Chops in a skillet

French Onion Pork Chops Recipe

French Onion Pork Chops are cooked low and slow in a caramelized onion sauce. The pork is simmered until fork tender and soaks up all the deep flavor from the caramelized onion sauce. Top with cheese until melted to create a restaurant quality meal at home!

If you enjoy French onion soup this dish is a must try! This is not your average pork chop recipe. No need to worry about tough or dry pork chops, these are incredibly tender and moist, served with a luxurious caramelized onion sauce… the melty cheese on top is an added bonus!

What is in French Onion Pork Chops?

ingredients to make french onion pork chops
  • Bone in or boneless pork chops can be used for this recipe. The caramelized onion sauce is a combination of onions, garlic, beef broth, butter and flour. The flour and butter come together to create a roux which thickens the sauce.

  • Any white cheese of choice can be used to top the pork chops, I like using provolone or swiss cheese but gruyere or mozzarella are also delicious!

  • Rosemary is optional but recommended. Rosemary compliments pork perfectly and pairs with the caramelized onion sauce!
French Onion Pork Chops on a blue plate with mashed potatoes

How to Make French Onion Pork Chops

Full Printable Recipe at Bottom of Page

steps to make french onion pork chops

Full Printable Recipe Below

Checkout my short video tutorial here

1 In a large oven safe pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic stirring regularly, cook 15-20 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2 Season the pork chops on both sides with garlic powder, salt and pepper.

3 Add a small amount of oil to the pan. On high heat sear the pork chops for 2-3 minutes per side until or until browned but not cooked through. They pork will finish cooking in the sauce while braising. Remove the pork from the pan and place on a plate.

4 Reduce the heat on the pan to medium. Return the onions to the pan. Add the flour and stir continuously so the flour does not burn. Add in the beef broth and mix until fully combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer. Stir in the rosemary (if using).

5 Preheat oven to 350°F.

6 Add the pork back to the pan in an even layer (i.e. little to no overlap or pork chops).

7 Cover the pan with the lid or tin foil and place in the oven to braise for 20-30 minutes, or until the pork chops are fork tender.

8 Add one slice of cheese on top of each pork chop. Spoon on some sauce and onions on top of the cheese. Broil on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts.

French Onion Pork Chops in a skillet

Serve the pork chops over mashed potatoes, rice, or side of choice. Enjoy!

French Onion Pork Chops on a blue plate with mashed potatoes

What to Serve with Pork Chops

Pair your French Onion Pork Chops with one of my easy bread appetizers to soak up all the luxurious onion sauce!

  • Crazy Bread (Little Caesar’s Copy Cat) – light and airy breadsticks coated in garlic butter and parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic dip or Caesar dressing!
  • Focaccia – one of the easiest breads to make. Simply mix all the ingredients let it rise and then shape into a pie dish or sheet pan. Top with onions, garlic, rosemary, olives, tomatoes, etc., the possibilities are endless!
  • Twisted Brioche Buns – a literal twist on two classics, croissants and brioche buns! A unique bread to serve with your dinner or brunch.

Enjoy!

– Sab

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French Onion Pork Chops on a blue plate with mashed potatoes

French Onion Pork Chops

French Onion Pork Chops are cooked low and slow in a caramelized onion sauce. The pork is simmered until fork tender and soaks up all the deep flavor from the caramelized onion sauce. Top with cheese until melted to create a restaurant quality meal at home. If you enjoy French onion soup these pork chops are a must try! This is not your average pork chop recipe. No need to worry about tough or dry pork chops, these are incredibly tender and moist in a luxurious caramelized onion sauce… the melty cheese on top is an added bonus!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4 – 5 servings
Calories 435 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 – 5 pork chops, bone-in or boneless
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 large onions, sliced into rings (yellow or white)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp oil, as needed
  • 1 cup beef broth/stock
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4-5 slices cheese, white cheese of choice, ex. Swiss, Gruyere, Provolone, Mozzarella
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large oven safe pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic stirring regularly, cook 15-20 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Season the pork chops on both sides with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan. On high heat sear the pork chops for 2-3 minutes per side until or until browned but not cooked through. They pork will finish cooking in the sauce while braising. Remove the pork from the pan and place on a plate.
  • Reduce the heat on the pan to medium. Return the onions to the pan. Add the flour and stir continuously so the flour does not burn. Add in the beef broth and mix until fully combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer. Stir in the rosemary (if using).
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add the pork back to the pan in an even layer (i.e. little to no overlap or pork chops).
  • Cover the pan with the lid or tin foil and place in the oven to braise for 20-30 minutes, or until the pork chops are fork tender.
  • Add one slice of cheese on top of each pork chop. Spoon on some sauce and onions on top of the cheese. Broil on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Serve the pork chops over mashed potatoes, rice, or side of choice. Enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 38gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 683mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 463IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 237mgIron: 1mg
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