Red Wine Braised Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots

red wine braised pork chops shallots mushrooms

by JenniferA - Bread and Putter on January 3, 2012

Oops, I did it again! I played with the food, got lost in the game.

What???  Is that not how it goes??

Ahem.  Anyway, what I’m saying is once again I created something pretty tasty but didn’t write it all down immediately.  I took some pictures and now here it is a week and a half later and I have to remember what exactly I did.

Here’s what I remember for sure.  My husband, the one who I call The Carnivore, kept remarking on how good the mushrooms were.  Not that the pork chops weren’t delicious, but he particularly liked what he called the “mushroom ragout.” Ooh, I’m so fancy and I didn’t know it!

So, once again I present less of a recipe and more of a guideline. Give it a whirl, change up the veggies if you don’t like ‘shrooms, try it with white wine perhaps.  And then serve it with some nice mashed potatoes or maybe some polenta to enjoy with the ragout.  (Just don’t be like me. I was impatient with my potatoes and they weren’t quite cooked through, which equals lumpy, chunky taters.)


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Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon January 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

This sounds like a perfect Sunday supper. Will have to give it a whirl.


Karma January 6, 2012 at 12:47 am

I am so tempted to buy pork chops every time a magazine article promises me a tender-but-quick pork chop recipe, but am regularly disappointed when it isn’t tender. Do these come out nice and tender? Is it possible to have tender pork chops once one has been spoiled by the easy tenderness of pork tenderloin?


JenniferA - Bread and Putter January 6, 2012 at 1:22 am

Yes, they came out quite tender! Here’s a tip – buy bone-in pork chops. I find they generally come out more tender. It’s one of those things that needs to be cooked fast over high heat, like on the grill, or low and slow like this in a braise in order to be tender.


Valerie January 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I don’t even like pork chops, but this sounds good!


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