Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Brown Gravy next to mashed potatoes covered with gravy on a round brown plate next to a fork with a brown towel in the background all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Easy Brown Gravy

Pan-Fried Pork with Brown Gravy is a quick and easy meal made with flour and seasonings over pork chops smothered with brown gravy sauce.

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Uncooked pork chops seem like such an odd thing to have left over. But a few weeks ago we found ourselves with a few chops in the refrigerator. When my mom was in town, we made Ranch Pork and Potatoes for her. The pork chops were on sale in a larger quantity than we needed, but we couldn’t pass up the deal. We made a quick meal of Pan-Fried Pork with homemade brown gravy with the extra meat.

After taking my mom back to the airport, Justin and I were trying to decide what to make for dinner. And how we could use the extra pork chops. The boys were staying the night at his parent’s house, so we needed something for just the two of us. Since we had a kid-free night, we also wanted a quick and easy recipe. Justin was the one who decided that pan-fried pork chops sounded like a good, easy meal for the evening. After making this, it would definitely be good for busy weeknights. 

​The trick for juicy pork chops is getting them cooked to just the right temperature. The best way to tell is by using an instant-read thermometer. Pork should reach an internal temperature of 145F. Then let it sit for a few minutes before serving for tender pork chops. 

Serving Suggestions

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I prefer to make them homemade, but also keep some instant in the pantry for times like this. So we knew we were having pork and mashed potatoes. But, we were still missing something. Gravy, we needed gravy for it all!

Justin found this recipe for a homemade brown gravy using all ingredients that we had on hand. I used that as a base to make my own homemade gravy

If you want to add a bit of extra flavor to the meal, you can season pork chops with Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, onion powder, or cayenne pepper. 

Next time, I would also serve this with a side of cooked vegetables, such as green beans, asparagus, or sweet potatoes. 

​Does it have to be boneless chops?

No, you can make this with boneless or bone-in pork chops. Just remember, the cooking time will vary as the thicker chops will take longer. You still want to get a good sear on the chops, so let the bone-in chops cook on each side on medium-high heat for a few minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium until they are cooked through. 

Pan-Fried Pork Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup brown gravy

Preparation

In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. 

Stainless steel mixing bowl with seasoning mixture next to a wire whisk and a white plate with uncooked pork chops all on a wooden surface

Dredge each pork chop in the flour mixture until they are completely covered. Place the pork chops in the hot pan. 

Stainless steel bowl with seasoning mixture with a pork chop inside next to a wire whisk and a plate of uncooked pork chops on a wooden surface

Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and cooked through. A meat thermometer should read an internal temperature of 145F.

Pan Fried Pork with Brown Gravy

Serve the pork chops smothered with warm brown gravy. 

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Brown Gravy next to mashed potatoes covered with gravy on a round brown plate next to a fork with a brown towel in the background all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Pan-Fried Pork Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. I suggest storing the gravy in a separate container for best results. 

Reheating: Reheat the pork chops in a pan over medium high heat with a pat of butter or a tablespoon of oil until warmed through. The best way to heat the gray is in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the gravy is warm.

Recipe

Originally Published On: January 4, 2019

Last Updated On: June 9, 2023

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Brown Gravy next to mashed potatoes covered with gravy on a round brown plate next to a fork with a brown towel in the background all on a wooden surface

Pan-Fried Pork with Brown Gravy

Pan-Fried Pork with Brown Gravy is a quick and easy meal made with flour and seasonings over pork chops smothered with brown gravy sauce.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
gravy
|
pork
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb pork chops
  • 1 cup brown gravy

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat
  • Make the pork coating by whisking together the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper
  • Dredge each pork chop in the flour mixture, then place in the pan with melted butter
  • Fry each pork chop for at least 5 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown and cooked through
  • Serve the pork chops warm covered with brown gravy
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Nutrition Facts
Pan-Fried Pork with Brown Gravy
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 727mg30%
Potassium 462mg13%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 461IU9%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

40 thoughts on “Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Easy Brown Gravy”

  1. 5 stars
    Not weird at all! We stock up on meats all the time. If you peek inside our freezer you’d think we were a family of 10 lol. This looks delicious! Great idea for the chops we have in the freezer.

  2. Looking at your delicious dish reminded me of how much I love mashed potatoes. I haven’t had them in a while. Time to treat myself.

  3. 5 stars
    So far every recipe you’ve posted had looked delicious. I’ve showed everyone one to my husband and he said, “Who is this woman and can she come cook for us?!” Lol I’m definitely saving this one too.

  4. 5 stars
    I always love your recipes but this one is making me especially hungry. I agree that making the mashed potatoes at home is always better. But if you need to you can have some premade stuff in a pinch. I will have to try this out at home really soon.

  5. Oh wow this sounds so good. Andrew would love it! I am not a huge pork person but I be I could do something similar with chicken!

  6. This is really good idea and hope you guys enjoyed it and had a great night. I like the mashed potatoes idea as well. I think we will add it to the list, thank you for sharing it.

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