Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion


I am truly blessed to have some amazing neighbors, so when my sweet neighbor brought me some locally grown, organic onions, I had no choice but to caramelize them.  Although I personally could just eat a plate of caramelized onions, I thought I'd create a dish to put them in.

The pork & onion flavor together is super delish! Serve this with my Roasted Brussels Sprouts for a complete dinner that's quick & easy to make!



Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions


 3 large onions, peeled & sliced into rings

1/2 cup olive oil

4 boneless pork chops

1 teaspoon coconut sugar*

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


*the coconut sugar can be omitted if you are doing a no sugar eating plan such as Whole 30 or AIP


In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium-high.  place onions in pan & toss them to coat in oil.  cook with minimal stirring for about 30 minutes until caramelized. {i only stir my onions about every 8-10 minutes.   the key to good caramelizing is to let them sit untouched for long periods of time}

while the onions are cooking, stir together dry seasonings & evenly divide among the pork chops.  coating both sides with seasoning.  

once the onions are done, remove them with a slotted spoon or tongs to a plate {leaving the oil in the pan}.  brown pork chops in left over oil for about 5-6 minutes per side, checking for internal temperature of 160-165.

when the pork is done, place onions back over the top of the meat in the pan & allow to sit on low for 3-4 minutes to rewarm onions.  serve immediately.

Love, Cara