Smothered Pork Chops and Sausage

Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: 1 hrs 25 mins 10 mins 1 hrs 15 mins Read more: http://southern.food.com/recipe/smothered-pork-chops-and-sausage-113472#ixzz1XXZkGVes
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SERVINGS

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SERVINGS

4

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Ingredients

  • 8

    thinly cut pork chops (about 3 pounds cut about 1/2-inch thick

  • For seasoning mix:

  • 1

    teaspoon paprika

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2

    teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2

    teaspoon thyme

  • 1/2

    cup olive oil

  • For sauce:

  • 1/4

    cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4

    cups thinly sliced onions (or more! they cook down so you hardly notice them in the sauce)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 4

    bay leaves

  • 2

    (14 1/2 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 1/3

    cups water (1 1/2 cans if you measure in chicken broth can)

  • 1

    lb smoked sausage (I used kielbasa) or 1 lb andouille sausage, cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch slices (I used kielbasa)

  • 1

    lb russet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes

Directions

1.Mix ingredients for seasoning mix together in a small bowl and sprinkle generously on both sides of pork chops. 2.(Save the extra seasoning mix to add to the sauce later if you think it needs more seasoning--I tossed it out, and then wished I had a little bit more to make it a little spicier). 3.Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. 4.Add the pork chops, a few at a time and cook them until they are lightly browned on both sides (about 2 minutes per side). 5.Remove the pork chops to a platter and set aside. 6.Reduce the heat to medium. 7.Add the flour and stir constantly until the roux is the color of peanut butter, about 4 minutes. 8.Add the onions, salt, and pepper. 9.Cook, stirring, until the onions are slightly soft, about 5 minutes. 10.Add the garlic, bay leaves, chicken broth and water. 11.Bring to a boil. 12.Return the pork chops to the pot. 13.Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. 14.Add the smoked sausage and the potatoes. 15.Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. 16.Serve with either steamed white rice or rice pilaf.

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