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“This is a fantastic easy meal that is a real winner each time. I make mine with lots of ground pepper for a slighty hotter sauce and the trick is to have a pan with a very tight lid I use a pan that is used for soup making.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices good bacon or 4 slices ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil, extra for onions
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 34 cups homemade chicken stock or 1 34 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (50 g) packetmeat gravy mix, preferably spicy and with pimentos
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 -6 bone-in rib pork loin chops, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leave
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Fry the bacon on a medium heat until brown and slightly crisp.
  2. Remove and set aside.
  3. Turn the heat down and into the same pan add 1 tbs of oil and fry the onions until golden, add the garlc, bay leaf and thyme-Remove and set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering, 2 to 3minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, pat the chops dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Place the chops in the pan in a single layer and cook until a deep brown crust forms, about 2 minutes.
  7. Turn the chops over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a pan that has a very tight lid.
  9. Arrange the chops on the bottom and cover with the onions.
  10. Mix the packet of instant gravy mix with the stock and the flour and pour over the top of the onions.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and place the lid on tightly cook for 20 minutes on a medium heat.
  12. Remove the lid and keep reducing the sauce until it is of a gravy like consistency.

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