Easy Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

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Easy Pork Chops with Onions . . . this easy pan fried pork recipe calls for ingredients you already have in your pantry, and they are so tasty!

I love serving this recipe with Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Easy Cheesy Potatoes, and green salad or peas.

Pork Chops with Onions on a plate
I am pretty new to cooking with pork, but apparently the rest of you love pork. My parmesan crusted pork chop recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my site, and the crock pot ranch pork chops are another family favorite. I figured I better start sharing a few more pork recipes to keep everyone happy! 🙂

close up of pork chops with caramelized onions

This braised onion pork chop recipe could not be easier to make. Basically the only work you have to do is slice an onion. And that onion adds an incredible amount of flavor to these chops! This is the first time I have ever caramelized onions at home, but it won’t be the last. They are so tasty!

You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops for this recipe. I used boneless because I like the convenience, but the bone in variety is actually more flavorful and tender. Use whatever you prefer. No matter what cut of meat you choose, everyone is sure to love these onion smothered chops!

How to Cook Pork Chops with Onions

Ingredients:

  • pork loin chops
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • canola oil or olive oil
  • onion
  • water

Season the chops with seasoning salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown both sides in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and water. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Flip pork chops over, cover, and cook for another 15 minutes or till tender. Remove chops from skillet and keep warm.

Turn heat up to medium high and cook onions, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until most of the water is evaporated. Serve pork chops topped with the onion mixture.

Can I use regular salt instead of seasoning salt?

I don’t recommend it because seasoning salt has herbs and seasonings that add to the overall flavor of the pork. Your final product will not be as tasty with just traditional salt.

What temperature should pork be cooked to?

Pork steaks and chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Ground pork should be cooked to 160 degrees. 

Is it OK if my pork is pink in the middle?

Yes, it is fine if the pork has a tinge of pink in the middle, as long as the temperature has reached 145 degrees. A meat thermometer is the best way to make sure that your pork is completely cooked. 

Do I need to rinse my pork before cooking?

No, there is no need to rinse the pork. Any bacteria will be killed when the pork is cooked. But if it makes you feel better to rinse it, just pat it dry before you add it to the pan, or the oil in the pan will splatter.

Looking for a few more ways to serve pork? Here’s a few ideas:

Ranch Crock Pot Pork Chops
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Best Ever Grilled Pork Chops
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Honey Maple Pork Loin

 

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Easy Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions
Pork chops lightly seasoned and topped with caramelized onions.
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Season both sides of the pork chops with seasoning salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Brown both sides of the pork chops.
  3. Add the onion and water. Turn heat to low and simmer pork chops, covered, for 20 minutes. Flip pork chops over, cover, and simmer for another 15 minutes or till tender.
  4. Remove pork chops from skillet and keep warm.
  5. Turn heat up to medium high and cook onions, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until most of the water is evaporated. Serve pork chops topped with the onion mixture.

Notes

If you don't have a large onion, use two small onions.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 132mg Sodium: 215mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 41g

Comments

  1. Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thank you!

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