This post, featuring delicious Pork Chops in White Wine Cream Sauce with Seared Mushrooms and Bacon Bits is sponsored by Farm Promise, a company that produces all natural no-antibiotics-ever pork.
This is a low-carb, easy to prepare and flavorful dish that combines: boneless pork chops, white wine, garlic, herbs, and cream. It can be ready in as little as 30 minutes.
Pork Chops – Popular Type of Meat
When I was growing up back in Poland pork was a staple of my diet. In fact, I think that pork is the most popular type of meat in Poland. Every Sunday, you’d hear the chorus of moms banging their pork cutlets in the kitchen to tenderize it for breaded cutlets.
This was the most popular way of preparing pork for kids. This seemed to be a win for moms and kids alike. Reason being, because they’re delicious and nutritious – lean protein is an excellent protein choice for a balanced diet that every kid (and adult for that matter) needs.
As an adult, I’ve extended my appreciation of pork beyond just breaded cutlets. Yet, because of this love for breaded pork cutlets, I’ve developed a special relationship with pork chops. And it’s because of this reason that I’ve decided to use boneless pork chops in this amazing recipe for pork chops in white wine cream sauce.
You’ll see, the addition of sautéed mushrooms and bacon bits really elevate this dish. These sautéed mushrooms remind me of the ones my mom used to make. And bacon…let’s be frank here, everything tastes better with bacon.
The only thing I really struggled with when moved to New York, was finding good quality pork. It’s because of this very reason that I ended up not making pork dishes as often as I’d like to. That’s why I was so excited when I was turned on to Farm Promise in my local ShopRite.
WHY DID I CHOOSE FARM PROMISE FOR THIS PORK CHOPS IN WHITE WINE CREAM SAUCE RECIPE
There are actually a couple of reasons why I wanted to use Farm Promise pork for my recipe, and here they are:
- Farm Promise pork is humanely raised by family farmers in Pennsylvania; no gestation crates, no growth promotants or hormones and they are fed a vegetarian diet;
- Farm Promise is committed to providing wholesome quality pork while carefully safeguarding and sustaining both the land and livestock;
- Farm Promise makes cleaner food accessible (at local ShopRite) and affordable (talking about “awesome”!)
- All the pork is born, raised and harvested here in the U.S.A.
- And last but not least, it tastes super delicious.
Now let’s talk a little bit about the recipe.
HOW TO MAKE PORK CHOPS IN WHITE WINE CREAM SAUCE WITH MUSHROOMS & BACON
The ingredients list for this Pork Chops in White Wine Cream Sauce is very short & simple:
- Farm Promise Boneless Pork Chops;
- Farm Promise Slow Smoked Applewood Uncured Bacon;
- Baby Bella Mushrooms;
- Dried & Fresh Thyme;
- White Wine;
- Heavy Cream;
- Salt & Pepper.
BONE-IN OR BONELESS PORK CHOPS
I prefer bone-in pork chops for dishes from the grill or simple chops with the glaze, but I prefer boneless pork chops for dishes using a sauce. This white wine cream sauce is so decadent and delicious that you’ll just want to slice through your succulent meat and smother it in this sauce. That’s why Farm Promise Boneless Pork Chops are perfect for this dish.
THICK OR THIN BONELESS PORK CHOPS
The next question you may ask is which ones are better for this recipe: thin or thick cut boneless pork chops? Pork cooks very quickly; therefore I prefer a thick cut for this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE PORK CHOPS TENDER AND JUICY
Here is my secret to perfect, tender and juicy pork every time: BRINE IT. I use a simple solution of 3 tablespoons of kosher salt + 3 cups of water and then I brine it for at least a half hour. You can let it brine even up to 4 hours before cooking but a half hour is a must.
Here’s how I prepare my brine. I boil the water and dissolve the salt into 1 cup of hot water, and then I add ice cubes to cool it off. Once the ice cubes are dissolved I then add the remaining water and mix it. Then I put my chops into a large Ziploc bag and pour the brine over them. Then zip it and place the whole bag into a big bowl. If you do this a half hour before cooking your pork chops, then just leave it on your counter. You don’t want your meat to be super cold when you start cooking it.
If however, you’re brining your meat for a couple of hours, then use your fridge to ensure your meat stays fresh and then take the bowl out of the fridge a half hour before cooking.
HOW TO PERFECTLY COOK BONELESS PORK CHOPS
I used quick dissolving flour to coat my pork chops because I like the crust it creates. But you have the option here to either use all-purpose flour or make it gluten-free and skip the flour all together.
You’ll then want to sear your pork chops on medium-high heat for about 4 minutes on the first side until it’s golden brown, then flip it and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Then you remove those chops out, as they will finish cooking in the sauce at the end of the process. The objective here is to make sure that your pork chops internal temperature is at 145F when done.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WHITE WINE CREAM SAUCE
This white wine cream sauce is out-of-this-world delicious! You’re using the same pan as you seared your chops in, so the flavor is already there. Aromatics like garlic and dried thyme add the complexity to this humble sauce. White wine will deglaze your pan and the cream brings it all together.
SUBSTITUTE FOR WINE
If you don’t want to or can’t use wine, you can still make this recipe. Instead juice half a lemon and add half a cup of chicken stock. (I wouldn’t recommend this wine substitute for drinking purposes).
HOW TO LIGHTEN UP THIS SAUCE
If you’d like to lighten up this recipe, use half and half instead of heavy cream. Should your sauce be thinner, then you can mix 1 tablespoon of flour with some water and add it to the sauce to thicken it up.
THERE ARE FEW SIMPLE STEPS TO PREPARE THESE PORK CHOPS IN WHITE WINE CREAM SAUCE WITH MUSHROOMS & BACON
- Brining your pork chops;
- Cleaning, cutting and sautéing your mushrooms;
- Cutting up and frying the bacon bits;
- Seasoning, flouring and searing pork chops;
- Removing the pork from the pan, cooking garlic with herbs, deglazing the pan and adding cream;
- Returning the pork chops to the pan to finish cooking;
- Adding mushrooms and bacon to the top of your chops and …serve.
These steps are very easy, you can see them featured in the photos here and below you can find printable recipe.
If you want to make this recipe, head over to your local ShopRite and purchase Farm Promise Pork Chops and Slow Smoked Applewood Uncured Bacon and then you’ll be one step closer to this awesome Pork Chops in White Wine Cream Sauce. Enjoy!
- 4 Farm Promise Boneless 8 ounce Cut Pork Chops;
- 2 cups Baby Bella Mushrooms cut in half or quarters;
- 2 slices Farm Promise Slow Smoked Applewood Uncured Bacon, cut in little pieces;
- 1/4 cup Quick dissolving flour or all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup White wine, dry
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme (you can use up to 1 teaspoon)
- 1 tbsp Butter or Ghee to sauté the mushrooms;
- 2 tbsp Ghee or Cooking oil to sear the pork chops
- 1 teaspoon Fresh chopped thyme + few springs
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 3 cups Water
- Dissolve salt into water and bring to room temperature; add pork chops and brine for at least half-hour. If brining for more time, place chops in brine and then into a refrigerator. Take out from the fridge a half hour before cooking.
- While your meat is brining, cut up bacon and add it to a clean pan on a low heat; cook until crispy for about 5 minutes; set aside;
- Wash, dry and cut your mushrooms; heat up butter or ghee and then add your mushrooms. Do not add salt and do not move the mushrooms for about 5 minutes, in order to get a nice sear; after that, mix the mushrooms and add salt and pepper and then cook for another 2-3 minutes; remove from the pan.
- Add more ghee or cooking oil to the pan; season your pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides; cover in flour and add to hot pan. Sear pork chops undisturbed for 4 minutes on first side and then 3 minutes on the other side; remove from the pan, set aside and cover with foil;
- Add garlic and dried thyme to the pan and cook for a minute until garlic is fragrant but not burned; add wine and deglaze the pan; cook for about 2 minutes until reduced by half;
- Add cream, mix and let cook for 2 minutes; then add salt and pepper to taste;
- Finally add your pork chops back to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until internal temperature is 145F;
- Top your pork chops with mushrooms and bacon and serve. Enjoy.
This post is sponsored by Farm Promise.
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