Lowcountry Smothered Pork Chops

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Lowcountry Smothered Pork Chops Lowcountry Smothered Pork Chops Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 center-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour, spread on a plate
2 medium green bell peppers, stemmed, cored, and membranes removed, cut into strips
2 yellow onions, trimmed, cut lengthwise
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce





Trim the excess fat from the chops and season well with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Lightly roll the chops in flour, shake off the excess, and slip them into the pan. Brown well, about 3 minutes per side, and remove them to a plate.

Add the bell peppers and onions, to the skillet, and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about half a minute longer. Push the vegetables to the side of the skillet. Add chops to pan and place vegetables on top of pork chops. Pour in the broth and sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Cover pan with foil and allow to simmer for 45 minutes or until chops are tender.

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By Martha Maxey on April 08, 2014


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By bambi thompkins on April 06, 2014


Really good ! Followed everything step by step . Kids and husband wanted seconds .

By Tiffney on February 03, 2014


We are using your Lowcountry smothere steak recipe. I have two of your skillets, which I love. They are 8 In. and10 in. I wonder if you makae a 12 or 14 inch one, with deep sides. John L. Faulkenberry 580 889 1720

By John L. Faulkenberry on December 17, 2013


This recipe always turns out great. I lengthen the cook time to one hour. My husband and kids love this dish. We love u Paula!

By Stacie Cole on August 25, 2013


This is our favourite pork chop recipe now. They come out moist and are so good. I love your recipies!

By Anonymous on August 24, 2013



By ladonns on August 22, 2013


These turned out very well and my husband and I both liked them. The chops were tender and the flavor was good. I didn't have green pepper s. used red, orange and yellow bells. I also added some mushrooms and served it over egg noodles with corn. Will definitely make it again probably with more cayenne.

By Tracey on April 17, 2013


Made these chops along with rice, corn, and honey dinner rolls and it was super yummy! I changed the recipe using green, red, and yellow bell peppers and 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth and as it simmered down I used 1 cup of water.

By Anonymous on April 11, 2013


These were absolutely wonderful!! My husband and I loved them!! Full of flavor and so easy to make!!

By Anonymous on January 24, 2013


Made these tonite, smelled good cooking but turned out bland and dry. Ended up throwing them out, would not make again.

By Barb on January 13, 2013


Made these and they were bland and dry. Not sure what I did wrong but would not make again. They smelled good cooking but ended up throwing them out.

By Anonymous on January 13, 2013


Excellent! I just finished eating these wonderful pork chops. Yummy, easy and delicious. Thanks, Paula.

By Jane on November 15, 2012


Great!!!! I enjoyed the pork chops. The only thing I would change next time is browning the pork chops with flour. But it was great.

By Anonymous on November 14, 2012


This is one of my favorite recipes to make. The pork chops are so tender and flavorful. Reminds me of something my Grandmother used to make!

By ponchyboy on November 03, 2012


Great meal with some green beans, corn nibbles, and fried potatoes baked with garlic & cheese......clean plates all around. I did add a pack of brown gravy to thicken a bit..... We will be having this again they said!

By Brad Lenderman on October 15, 2012


hey paula, my family and friends that i cook for refer to me as "paula"... i love it!!!! awesome compliment!!!!! i follow your recipes to a "t"... keep sharing the recipes we love them!!!!!!!

By ann hudkins on October 13, 2012


I have made this very dish paula with a few changes. I always add celery!!! What a great addition to this. Sometimes I add very small diced carrots also. Very easy and tasty on the cold wintery evenings....

By Sharon Hindman on September 10, 2012


the best porkchops

By Alcira on August 27, 2012


Ms. Paula I loving your cooking it's nice to see you and your family do so many nice dishes please continue to share them.

By Valerie Davis on July 16, 2012

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