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Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

By Traeger Kitchen

Smother your chops for a saucy bite. Fried pork chops and smothered in scratch-made gravy and baked to wood-fired perfection for an enticingly simple dish.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1/4 Cup Cornmeal
2 Teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground pepper
1 1/8 Cup whole milk
1 Large egg yolk
1 1/2 Cup peanut or canola oil
4 Bone-in center-cut pork loin chops
1 1/3 Cup chicken broth
To Taste salt and pepper
1 1/2 Cup diced yellow onion
4 Teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 1/3 Cup chicken broth
2/3 Cup Whole milk, or half & half
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    On a plate, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. In a medium bowl, add the milk and egg yolk, and whisk to combine.

    • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour

    • 1/4 Cup Cornmeal

    • 2 Teaspoon kosher salt

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground pepper

    • 1/2 Cup whole milk

    • 1 Large egg yolk

  • 3

    In a cast iron pan over high heat on the stovetop, add the oil and heat to 375℉ on a frying thermometer. Reduce the heat to medium-high.

    • 1 1/2 Cup peanut or canola oil

  • 4

    Submerge the pork chops in the bowl with eggs and milk, then dredge both sides in the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour.

    • 4  Bone-in center-cut pork loin chops

  • 5

    Slide the pork chops into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown on both sides, 2 minutes per side.

  • 6

    Transfer the pork chops to a cooking tray. Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a pork chop, avoiding the bone. Place the pan directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 145℉.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    145 ˚F / 63 ˚C

  • 7

    Make the gravy. Pour the oil out from the cast iron pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon remaining. Over medium heat, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent but not browned, 4 minutes. Scatter the flour in the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the flour is distributed evenly throughout the onion and is toasted, 3 minutes.

    • 1 1/2 Cup diced yellow onion

    • 4 Teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 8

    Add the broth and milk, and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring until the gravy has reached the desired thickness, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    • 1 1/3 Cup chicken broth

    • 2/3 Cup Whole milk, or half & half

    •  Salt, to taste

    •  Pepper, to taste

  • 9

    Remove the pork chops from the grill and arrange them on a serving platter. Smother with the gravy and serve warm. Enjoy!

    • 1 1/3 Cup chicken broth

    • 2/3 Cup whole milk

    • To Taste salt and pepper

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