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!
4 servingservings


  • 4 oz. 110 g bacon, chopped
  • 1 1 yellow onion, thinly slicedyellow onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 4 pork choppork chops
  • ½ cup 125 ml chicken broth
  • ¼ cup 60 ml heavy whipping cream


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a bowl and reserve bacon grease.
  2. Add onion to bacon grease and season 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.
  3. Increase heat to medium high and sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Add chops to pan and brown on the first side for 3 minutes. Flip chops and reduce heat to medium, cooking on the second side until internal temperature reaches 135°F (58°C), about 7 to 10 more minutes. Remove to a platter and tent with foil.
  4. 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.
  5. Top pork chops with onion and bacon mixture and serve.


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


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

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  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 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?
    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!

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