Smothered Pork Chop


Smothered Pork Chop

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This smothered pork chop is a badass blend of Cajun spice, butter beans, and fresh veggies. Treat your guests to a comfort dish that will leave them craving more.


For Pork Chop:

2 thick-cut bone-in pork chops (about 1 inch thick)

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cloves garlic

2 sprigs of thyme


For Cajun Butter Beans:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup sliced onion

1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper

1/2 cup sliced celery

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup chicken stock


Preheat the oven to 450°F (200°C). Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper.

In a large oven-safe skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the pork chops and sear them for 4 minutes on each side or until browned.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, garlic, and thyme to the pan. Baste the pork chops with the melted butter for about 1 minute.

Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for 7 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145°F (63°C).
For the Cajun butter beans. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add sliced onion, sliced green bell pepper, and sliced celery. Sweat for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
Add minced garlic, smoked paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Add the drained and rinsed butter beans, 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and 1/4 cup of chicken stock to the skillet. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the beans are warmed through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

To serve, spoon some of the Cajun butter beans onto a plate and place the pork chop on top. Top with the remaining butter beans