This French Onion Pork Chops recipe is the first in my attempt to create new dinner dishes that can be made quickly but yet still have that richness and depth of flavors of a dish that has been cooking all day. I want all the sides to also be able to be made in 30 minutes or less.
The main things I do to speed up a recipe are:
- Plan what you are going to make ahead, write them down and purchase the ingredients.
- Have all your ingredients and pans set up on the counter and stove for cooking.
- Have the oil getting hot, the water boiling and the oven on.
- Start the items that take the longest first
- Cook several items simultaneously.
- Have your plates and garnish ready for plating.
I’m in the interview/audition stage for a tv show about fast cooking . It’s so exciting to be thought of for this show! I can’t tell you what the show is yet but I will if and when I get on it. I looked through all my Pinterest recipes for ideas for things I could make in 30 minutes and I came up with this one with inspiration from Kudos Kitchen ‘s recipe.
For this French Onion Pork Chops recipe, I purchased all the ingredients the day before. Just before you start cooking get all the ingredients out of the refrigerator and cabinets. Place the onions, beef broth, spices and wine together. Salt and pepper and spice your pork chops and set aside. Get the oil boiling. Open the boxes and use cooking shears to open any packages that are hard to open.
The first thing to do when making French Onion Pork Chops is slice your onions. Slice the onions in circles and then slice again to make semi circles and get them cooking. Place a tablespoon of oil in a skillet and place in your onions, add salt, pepper and flour. After the onion mixture is combined, add the beef broth and red wine. Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced down but not more than 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes in the last 3 minutes of cooking.
While you are making the french onion sauce, slice the potatoes, bread and get your green beans ready. These can be fried as soon as the oil in the other pot is hot. Fry the bread, then the potatoes and then the beans.
At the 15 minute mark, heat the oil in a skillet and when hot add the seasoned pork chops to the skillet. Cook and brown the pork on both sides. Don’t forget the salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Add a little beef broth and wine to the pork during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Sprinkle the swiss cheese over the pork chop. Divide the french onion sauce in the middle of each plate. Place a pork chop in the center of the french onion sauce. Surround with bread stick, potatoes, and beans. Sprinkle the dish with additional cheese as you feel appropriate. Enjoy a delicious, rich and filling dish with this French Onion Pork Chops!