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Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce

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How delicious are pork chops with a thick, rich, creamy sauce? REALLY DELICIOUS.

This low-carb pork is seared until crispy and caramelised on the outside and then it is snuggled down into a luscious sauce and topped with some cheese as a final touch. Because everything is better with cheese… right? Serve with low-carb veggies such as green beans, asparagus, Brussels sprouts or sliced cabbage Enjoy!

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Serving size 1 pork chop with sauce

Allergy information for Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 pork chop with sauce)

Net carbs3.9 grams
Protein28.5 grams
Fat34.6 grams
Calories446 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 26%, fat 70%

Total carbs4.7 gramsFiber0.7 gramsSugars2.9 gramsSaturated fat15.4 gramsSodium589 mg(26% RDA)Magnesium81 mg(20% RDA)Potassium631 mg(32% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 4 pork loin chops (450 g/ 1 lb)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or ghee (15 ml)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium yellow onions (140 g/ 5 oz)
  • 1/2 stick butter (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock (360 ml/ 12 fl oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (56 g/ 2 oz)

Instructions

  1. Pat the pork chops dry and the season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops on each side for approx. 4 minutes or until deeply golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and sit to one side.
  3. Melt the butter in the skillet. Thinly slice your onions and cook them over med-high heat until they are caramelised.
    Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce
  4. Add the beef stock and the garlic, salt and pepper and hard simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened. Add the cream and stir through. (Tip: for extra creamy sauce, pour the content of the skillet in a tall and narrow jar and use an immersion blender to precess until smooth and creamy.) Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce
  5. Nestle the pork chops into the sauce and simmer gently for a further 10 minutes or so, or until juices run clear from the meat. Top with the mozzarella cheese. You can either broil the pan until the cheese melts or place a lid on it on the stovetop and cook on low until the cheese melts.
    Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce
  6. Serve garnished with thyme sprigs. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Can be frozen and re-heated in the oven.
    Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Cheese Sauce

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 pork chop with sauce)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Pork, chops (loin), boneless, raw
0 g23 g10.1 g189 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
2.2 g0.3 g0 g13 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g101 kcal
Beef bone broth, beef stock
0.2 g1.4 g1.1 g15 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.4 g0.3 g5.7 g55 kcal
Thyme, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
0.8 g3.4 g2.8 g42 kcal
Total per serving, 1 pork chop with sauce
3.9 g28.5 g34.6 g446 kcal

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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (4)

Hi! This recipe doesn’t get thick? And in step 5 it says top with extra mozzarella cheese. What’s extra? When the recipe calls for 1/2 cup which you use in the recipe in the first place. I think something is missing please help 😊

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You are right, it's only meant for topping - the extra must be a typo so it's fixed now. The sauce doesn't get too thick but if you prefer it thick you could always  blend the cooked onions with the stock and cream in step 4, or reduce the liquid until thicker. I hope this helps!

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The recipe calls for garlic but this isn’t in the ingredient list. What is the quantity?

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You are right, it was missing. Thank you - fixed!

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