Bacon and Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops from Julia's Album
One-Pan Smothered Pork Chops with creamy mushroom, bacon and fresh thyme sauce. Use boneless pork loin chops. Everything is cooked in one large skillet. Easy recipe. Minimal cleanup.
- 6 strips bacon , uncooked
- 2 lb pork loin chops , boneless (3 or 4 pork chops, depending on size)
- salt and pepper
- 8 oz mushrooms , sliced
- 2 garlic cloves , minced
- 5 sprigs fresh thyme , just leaves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Chop bacon into smaller bites. In a large skillet, cook on medium heat until the bacon is cooked. Remove bacon from the pan to a plate, leaving the fat in.
Season pork chops with salt and pepper. In the same pan, on high-medium heat, cook pork chops 4 minutes on each side in bacon fat, until nicely seared. Reduce heat to medium midway through cooking. Remove the pork chops to a plate from the pan.
Add sliced mushrooms and minced garlic to the same pan. If needed, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring, until mushrooms soften and release juices.
Add chicken broth and raise the heat to bring to boil, constantly stirring. You should have a smooth slurry from the flour and the chicken broth. Add heavy cream and stir it in while boiling until everything is smooth. Then reduce heat to low.
Add back the pork chops and the bacon. Cook on low heat, covered, until the pork chops are cooked through.
To serve, top pork chops with mushroom and bacon mixture and with more fresh thyme leaves.