These easy smothered pork chops are topped with a rich and creamy bacon onion gravy. They are hands down the best keto pork chops you will ever eat and so simple to make. I stand by that statement!
Okay, people. Run, run, do not walk, run to your kitchen and make these low carb smothered pork chops for dinner.
Run as fast as you can. Stop only at your local grocery store to get any necessary ingredients. Although, if you are a good low carber, chances are you already have all of these in your fridge already.
The Perfect Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
For this smothered pork chops recipe, you will need:
- 12 inch skillet, preferably cast iron
- 4 bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick
- Chicken broth
- Heavy cream
Hurry home and whip out a good cast iron skillet, chop your bacon, slice your onions and get ready to rock and roll. All you pork lovers out there, these smothered pork chops are a pork party in your mouth. You will be in hog heaven, you will want to go hog wild, and you will be living high off the hog.
You will be bringing home the bacon (literally) and pigs will fly before you will let anyone share your dinner tonight. And now I can’t come up with any more porcine play on words, so just believe me. You need this keto pork chop recipe in your life.
Some people might think that pork-on-pork recipes are over the top. I say the haters gonna hate. Bacon makes everything more delicious and what pairs better with pig than more pig?
Smothered Pork Chops Recipe Inspiration
This lovely dream of a low carb, high fat recipe came to me when I was staring into my freezer, looking at the 30 pounds of pasture-raised pork I bought recently. Much of it came as pork chops and I do have a longstanding love affair with pork chops.
And if you’ve ever had pasture-raised pork chops, you’ll know what I mean when I say I fell even more in love. The meat is more tender and the fat is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It tastes like butter, I swear. Like good, grassfed butter. I know grassfed and pasture-raised can be expensive but if you can get a little of it here and there, it’s worth it!
And caramelizing the onions in the bacon grease? Inspired, if I do say so myself. The onions become so tender and smooth, and the sauce becomes almost velvety.
Velvety onion goodness studded with bacon. On top of juicy seared pork chops. Do you believe me yet? Do I really need to sell you more on this meal? I loved it so much, I skipped dessert so I could have more. That, my friends, is an epic meal.
So what are you still doing here? Run. Run, I say. Run to your kitchen and make these crazy good keto smothered pork chops. Go on, scram! You can thank me later. And be sure to check out my Pork Chops with Roasted Poblano Sauce too!
Looking for more delicious low carb pork recipes?
- Easy Keto Carnitas Recipe
- Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Keto Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
- How to make chicharrones (pork rinds)
- Instant Pot Sugar Free Pulled Pork
Caramelized Onion & Bacon Smothered Pork Chops
- 6 slices bacon chopped
- 2 small onions thinly sliced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ pepper
- 4 bone-in pork chops 1 inch thick
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- In a large saute pan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove to a bowl, reserving bacon grease.
- Add onions to bacon grease and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes, until onions are soft and golden brown. Add onions to bacon in the bowl.
- Increase heat to medium high and sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Add chops to pan and brown on the first side 3 minutes. Then turn chops over and reduce heat to medium, cooking on the second side until internal temperature reaches 135F, about 7 to 10 more minutes. Remove to a platter and tent with foil.
- Add broth to pan and scrape up any browned bits. Add cream and simmer until mixture is thickened, 2 or 3 minutes. Return onions and bacon to pan and stir to combine.
- Top pork chops with onion and bacon mixture and serve.
Saturated fatty acids: 8.43g
Total fat: 18.23g
Calories from fat: 164
Total dietary fiber: 1.02g
If I use boneless portk chops, do I need to adjust the cooking time?
Probably! 🙂 Keep checking it with your thermometer. It really depends on how thick they are.
These have become a family favorite.
Amy Hale says
Wow! SOOOO Good! Thanks for a great recipe!
Love how flavorful this is
Sun Beamer says
Made this this week I had 6 boneless loin chops that I had on hand instead of bone in chops. Made a roasted head of cauliflower & air fried some Brussels sprouts to go with it. My husband loved it! He asked if there was any left the rest of the week! Thanks for adding something delicious to my tired recipe line up!
Patricia Clayborn says
I am hoping that the sauce will make some canned pork be an exciting meal. I have several pints of it and have been looking for other ways to use it besides with sauerkraut! Here’s hoping. 🙂
I’ve never had canned pork! Well, this sauce would be good over anything… okay, not cake. Don’t pour it over cake. But any meats or even veggies? Heck yes!
Kathy Huffman says
Oh my gosh, this has to be the best sauce ever. I mean the chops were good but the topping was over the top good. I am going to use this on burgers too! Glad I cut it down to 2 servings cause I would have just eaten the bacon onion sauce with a spoon if there were leftovers. Thank you for a to die for recipe!
I make this about once a week but I can NEVER get the broth and heavy cream to thicken up at the end. What’s the secret?
You actually need to bring it to a full simmer.
Darla Brochu says
Made these tonight – BIG hit. Delicious and easy to make…this is keeper.
Made these and they were terrific!!! Thank you!!
Laura Donnelly says
Hello, just wanted to add my 5 star rating (I would of given it 10 stars if that was an option) and rave about this recipe!! I am making this for the 2nd time tonight. When I asked my husband if he wanted pork chops for dinner he asked if I was making them again with the caramelize onions…. then definitely!! We love pork chops but this recipe replaces how I have been cooking them for years. Thank you so much for your creative creations and your little synopses for each recipe…you are a joy to read!
So glad to hear it!
These pork chops were waaay better than I could have imagined! I was skeptical about pan frying such thick chops, but your instructions were perfect for getting them done and keeping them moist and tender. And that sauce!!!! So YUM! My husband totally raved. The only downside was the clean-up. But such is kitchen life! Still the recipe earns thumbs up all the way!
Judith Henriksen says
Carolyn this recipe is soooooo good. I didn’t have bacon so I substituted sausage and it was wonderful. Thank you for your wise keto cooking!!!!
Deborah M Kloss says
Excellent! We had this for dinner tonight and will be making it again. This is a lovely way to make pork chops that are moist and tender. Thank you for the great recipe!