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4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Caramelized Onion Pork Chops

Caramelized onions give flavor to these easy to make pork chops.



  1. Rub chops with 2 teaspoons seasoning salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops on each side.
  3. Slice the onions into strips. Add the onions and water to the pan. Cover and reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Turn chops over, and add remaining salt and pepper.
  5. Cover, and cook until water evaporates and onions turn light to medium brown.
  6. Remove chops from pan, and serve with onions on top.
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The flavor was very good. I would add extra onion next time. The onion cooked down to nothing by the time the water evaporated. But very good otherwise
31 Jul 09 by member: bertran6
My pork chops were a little tough and the water never evaporated but the flavoring was great. I also used evoo instead of veg oil.
24 Apr 10 by member: Jaxsmom
Delicious. I added 1/2 a large vidalia to the one regular onion. I also simmered the chops uncovered so the reducing of the liquid happened faster.
25 Jul 11 by member: debphotog
Great flavor and very tender. They came out great and the whole family loved them over my previously extra dry chops.
My pork chops were just right, the water never fully evaporated but the flavor was great. I also used evoo instead of veg oil, and I always use a lot of onion.
08 Feb 12 by member: Shigatsumoon
Have made this several times and it is flavourful and tender. Always a hit.
13 Feb 12 by member: romnow
Chops tend to dry out real easy I would opt for a Chicken Thighs
I used bone-in pork chops and they remained very moist. I used a different seasoning (Adobe Seasoning Mix) instead of just the salt and pepper and also added a couple of Thai chilies in the water to add a hint of spice. These were the best chops I remember having. It took a while for the water to evaporate but it's worth waiting for that to happen.
25 Apr 12 by member: tbonesio
I was extremely disappointed with this recipe. After reading a majority of good reviews i had high hopes. it was FLAVORLESS!! the chops were dry, and everything just tasted boiled. caramelized? no. boiled onions and chops.
09 Oct 12 by member: lcoreo5
If you would pound your chops, they would be tender.
19 May 13 by member: graciesnana


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Nutrition summary:

There are 212 calories in 1 serving of Caramelized Onion Pork Chops.
Calorie break-down: 45% fat, 8% carbs, 47% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 93
Calories 212
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 10.32g 16%
  Saturated Fat 2.578g 13%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.45g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 4.716g  
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 204mg 8%
Potassium 575mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4.2g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
  Sugars 1.22g  
Protein 24.68g  
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 12% Iron 31%
of RDI*
(212 calories)
11% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (8%)
Fat (45%)
Protein (47%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories