Caramelized onion and bacon pork chops

Caramelized onion and bacon pork chops

The wonderful thing about pork chops is they’re like a blank canvas. Why not top them with an array of flavors and textures, packed with silky onions and salty bacon. Create your low-carb masterpiece!

Caramelized onion and bacon pork chops

The wonderful thing about pork chops is they’re like a blank canvas. Why not top them with an array of flavors and textures, packed with silky onions and salty bacon. Create your low-carb masterpiece!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g uncooked bacon, chopped
  • 8 oz. (1½ cups) 230 g (350 ml) yellow onion, thinly slicedyellow onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil, for sautéeing
  • 4 (213 lbs) 4 (1.1 kg) pork chop, boneless, center-cut loinpork chops, boneless, center-cut loin
  • ½ cup 120 ml beef broth
  • ¼ cup 60 ml heavy whipping cream
  • salt and ground black pepper, for seasoning
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until crisp, turning occasionally. Transfer the bacon to a medium-sized bowl, and leave the bacon grease in the pan. Maintain medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, salt, and pepper to the skillet.  Stir frequently for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Transfer onions to the bowl with bacon.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high and add the oil. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, and place in the skillet. Brown on the first side for 3 minutes. Flip the chops, and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 7-10 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. Remove to a platter and tent with foil. Maintain medium heat.
  4. Pour broth into the skillet and scrape up any browned bits. Add the cream, and stir together for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. Add the onions and bacon to the pan, and increase heat to medium-high. Stir frequently, and cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until mixture becomes golden and creamy.
  5. For serving, top the pork chops with the creamy onion and bacon mixture.

Tip

Green it up! Hearty and rich pork chops are perfectly complemented with a generous helping of fresh, spicy greens, such as arugula.

Note

This recipe was originally posted on "All Day I Dream About Food". Reposted with permission.

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32 comments

  1. Carole
    How do you keep coming up with such fantastic recipes? Bravo!!
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  3. Sudie
    Making it tonight. Sounds so delicious! These really help to make good choices. Thanks!
  4. Karen
    Very good had it this evening...it is very rich and filling ?
  5. Diane
    Made it with soured cream (it was all I had in the fridge), turned out lovely. :)
  6. Rhonda
    This was the best way I have ever ate pork chops.. I will be making this again! I think it would also be good with beef or chicken..
  7. Gloria
    I do a similar recipe to this but use lambs liver (lambs fry) sliced thinly. I brown the liver both sides for about a minute then put all back into the pan again and leave to simmer until the cream has reduced. Divine and even the grandkids love it!
  8. Donna
    Made this using organic chicken breasts, it was absolutely divine! Recipe is a keeper.
  9. wendy
    Beautiful recipe. I made this last night and both myself and my husband enjoyed it (he's not LC). It was very tasty. I will be making this again. Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas
  10. Helen
    We don't have heavy cream in the netherlands! Just single
  11. Jenny
    This was fantastic! Easy to make and so delicious!
  12. Robert
    Even small onions aren't carb-free; a half of one has almost 3g net carbs. Add a salad and you easily get 5g or more for one meal. Do that for all 3 meals and you are no longer in ketogenic range.
  13. Sheila
    Absolutely wonderful! Even my husband who is a very picky eater loved them!
  14. Lorraine
    Hi love your recipes but on some of the ingredients list it will say 3dl heavy cream wondering what dl is?
    Lorraine
    Reply: #15
  15. Lynn
    It's one-tenth of a litre, so 3dl = 0.3 litres or 300 mls. If you Google dl to ml you'll see a handy converter that works out dls to other liquid measurements.
  16. Tracy L
    I'm making it now, but I am summering the chops in the bacon, onion, broth and cream mixture. Can't wait to taste it because it smells so good!
  17. Janet
    Very delicious recipe. Thank you!
  18. trina
    We have now made this several times. This is a family favourite!! Thanks!!
  19. Maria
    do you use boneless chops or bone in chops
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You can use either.
  21. Lisa
    I wasn't that impressed with the cream sauce. I'll do it again, but just eat the caramelized onions with the bacon, no cream. Then, I suppose I'd have to add a little more fat to make it keto. Or else, I'd look for some spices to make it more flavorful.
  22. julie
    ppl plz stop complicating keto
  23. donnafaglie
    We made this tonight with 2 pounds of pork chops. It served 5 adults and 1 child (5). We had a green salad and some skinny green beans cooked in butter with some bacon crumbled on top. We still have left overs that will make two more meals. It was enjoyed by all!
  24. Nancy
    I served this to my brother-in-law that lives with us and he said, "Nancy, these pork chops are really delicious." I used a red onion because that is what I had. I can't believe I have never in my life made carmelized onions. I doubled the sauce because I knew from experience I would want more and would like it on other things. I am enjoying cooking for the first time in my life... and I just turned 72. It's only 4pm and I am anxious to have some pork chops. I'm going to have fried cabbage with it.
    Reply: #25
  25. Britta Patterson

    I served this to my brother-in-law that lives with us and he said, "Nancy, these pork chops are really delicious." I used a red onion because that is what I had. I can't believe I have never in my life made carmelized onions. I doubled the sauce because I knew from experience I would want more and would like it on other things. I am enjoying cooking for the first time in my life... and I just turned 72. It's only 4pm and I am anxious to have some pork chops. I'm going to have fried cabbage with it.

    Thank you for sharing Nancy and we are glad to hear that you are enjoying cooking and the delicious food that comes with it!

  26. Dee
    Wow.... All I can say!
  27. Timothy
    Made this tonight, super easy and I'll never eat pork chops again without going this way! Loved it!
    Reply: #28
  28. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Made this tonight, super easy and I'll never eat pork chops again without going this way! Loved it!

    Great! So glad you loved it!

  29. Belinda
    I love this recipe my kids not so much. Could you freeze the sauce so I can just pull enough out each time for me :)
    Reply: #30
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I love this recipe my kids not so much. Could you freeze the sauce so I can just pull enough out each time for me :)

    Cream based sauces can be more likely than others to "split" when reheating but you can stir it back together and it will still taste the same.

  31. Cheryl
    I finally found a way to enjoy pork chops.
  32. wplogin-39bec851-bedd-44f2-859e-4b95950124e6
    the weight listed in the recipes for all the vegetables is that before or after peeling and taking "stuff" out (the pit of an avocado och the seeds in an paprika for example)?
    Reply: #33
  33. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That may depend on the specific recipe, but generally speaking, it refers to the actual amount of ingredient used in the recipe.

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