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Smothered Masala Pork Chops

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Smothered Masala Pork Chops

Ooohhheeee, darlin! If you like chicken masala, jes' you wait until you try these decadant, buttery, Smothered Masala Pork Chops. So easy to toss together, bake, and fork into your boca!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

Smothered Masala Pork Chops  

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen

Snuggle your peeps in warm and wonderful this winter with this incredible recipe for Smothered Masala Pork Chops.

Pork chops are one of those crazy-cheap cuts of meat that is somehow so absurdly comforting it'll make you laugh and smile and nab a fork to toss all that gladness right into your mouth. Just add your family, a roaring fire, and mug-fulls of something good ‘n hot, and you'll be in your happy zone for a month straight!

When pork chops are paired with this incredibly simple recipe for Smothered Masala Pork Chops, well…you're gonna need more than a fork to soak up all that happiness. You might also want a cup of rice and a basket of crusty bread for scooping up all that rich, delish sauce!

Ready to dive in and get your comfort food on? Here's how to make this incredibly simple, comforting, family-friendly meal in under an hour!


Ingredients for smothered pork chops recipe.

Round up a few basic ingredients. Dontchya just LURVE when there are less ingredients than you have fingers? Snappylicious!


Brown chops in butter.

Brown the pork chops in hot butter. The real secret to proper browning is to make sure the butter is sizzling hot before tossing the chops into the skillet.


Set browned chops in a baking dish.

Once browned, toss those chops in a baking dish and set aside. Don't worry! Those pretty lil' puppies won't be alone for long!


Add mushrooms to butter.

Now toss a shallot and carton of mushrooms into your butter. Add some white wine. This is getting good, eh?


Add Recipe Starters and cook until reduced in half.

Grab a can of Progresso Recipe Starters, Fire Roasted Tomato flavor, and simmer until sauce is reduced in half. Add a bit of salt, if desired, to flavor the sauce exactly as you like it.


Pour sauce over chops in baking dish.

Pour that sauce right over your pork chops. Oh emm gee. Dinner is nearly done!

Cover with foil and bake for about an hour. That's it! Like, crazy good comfort food is seriously just this close to being on your table, feeding your family, and turning you into the total rock star that you are.


Serve over rice.

Ting Ting! (That was our forks happy-tapping the sides of our bowls in your honor!)


Masala Pork Chops ready to eat!

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Smothered Masala Pork Chops


stick butter
shallot, chopped
cup white wine
ounces mushrooms
can Progresso Recipe Starters - Fire Roasted Tomato
tablespoon fresh thyme
cups white rice
medium-thick cut pork chops
and pepper


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper pork chops, then brown in hot butter, then transfer to a baking dish.
  • 2 Heat remaining butter in skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook for 1 minute, until softened. Add white wine, toss in mushrooms and cook until liquid is reduced in half, then add Progresso Recipe Starters sauce and simmer until liquid is reduced in half again (about 5 minutes). Pour sauce over pork chops, cover with foil.
  • 3 Cook pork chops in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then remove foil and cook until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees. Remove and top with fresh thyme before serving.
  • 4 Serve over white rice. Enjoy!
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