Ya know, I do believe there is a very special place in heaven for Miss Paula Deen. This is a recipe of hers, and it is AWESOME (as many of her recipes are)! I have never been a HUGE fan of pork chops, and when I did eat them, they always had to be breaded in Italian Bread Crumbs and fried...very good, but not very healthy. Now, don't get me wrong, I am NOT a health nut, and I couldn't care less about calories or grams of fat, but I do try to avoid serving all fried foods every night :) This recipe is very easy...BUT...it does take a bit of effort. If you're feeling lazy, then you'll want to save this for another night. A small tip though...if I have a recipe that calls for something that needs to be chopped or sliced, like onions, peppers, carrots (you get the idea), then I always cut/chop them earlier in the day, put them in little Tupperware containers, and stick them in the fridge. That way, when it comes time to make dinner, all your veggies are already cut, and it saves a nice chunk of time when it comes to actually preparing the meal. SO! Here is Miss Paula Deen's recipe for:
'LowCountry Smothered Pork Chops'
Source: Paula Deen
4 center-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick
Salt and pepper to taste
Ground cayenne pepper (optional, I don't use it)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour, spread on a plate
2 medium green bell peppers cut into strips
2 yellow onions, trimmed, cut lengthwise
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Season chops on both sides with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Lightly roll the chops in flour, shake off the excess, and slip them into the pan. Brown well, about 3 minutes per side, and remove them to a plate.
Add the bell peppers and onions, to the skillet, and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about half a minute longer.
Add chops to pan and place vegetables on top of pork chops. Pour in the broth and sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Cover and allow to simmer for 45 minutes or until chops are tender.