Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pork Chops in Bourbon Mushroom Gravy

Today was a comfort food sorta day and one of my go to meals for comfort is pork chops and gravy. When I was a kid (one hundred years ago or more -- I'm like Methuselah old) it was said by those who say (whoever they are) that you had to cook the crap out of pork so you had to have the gravy (that came out of a can) to wash it down. Luckily for everyone pork doesn't have to be cooked to cardboard levels anymore and it's even better with a drizzle of Bourbon Mushroom Gravy. The gravy is a total bonus for someone with a bariatric procedure because we can't drink while we eat (tummies are too small -- no liquids for at least 10 minutes before a meal and none for at least 30 minutes after). A lot of my dishes now are saucy because of that reason alone. 

This recipe was a win: The whole family liked it (even Grumpers ate some -- and that's saying something).  

Pork Chops in Bourbon Mushroom Gravy

1/2 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup light sour cream
2 TBS finely ground almond flour
1 tsp dried rubbed sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 thin center cut boneless pork tenderloins
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup chicken broth

1.) Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
2.) Combine 1/2 cup chicken stock through black pepper in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
3.) Salt and pepper the pork. 
4.) Heat oil in a large skillet (that you can put in the oven) over medium high heat. Add pork and brown on each side -- about five minutes per.
5.) Remove pork
6.) Add onions and mushrooms to the pan and cook for about three minutes. 
7.) Pour in 1/4 cup chicken stock and bourbon and cook down until almost evaporated.
8.) Stir in the sour cream mixture and put the pork back in the pan. Stir well -- coating the chops with the sauce.
9.) Cover pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes
10.) Serve with a side of smashed potatoes and green beans. Nom. Nom. Nom.

Nutrition Info per Serving (makes 6 servings)
Calories: 202
Protein: 25
Fat: 8
Carbs: 5
Sugar: 2

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