Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots


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The most fall-apart tender and succulent stewed pork chops you’ll ever have! These Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots are super simple to make and absolutely delicious. Made with leek, carrot, broth, and cream this slow-cooked dish is a great idea for a midweek meal.

Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots

Braising or stewing is the best way to cook pork chops for me. They come up so tender and juicy! Although braised pork chops are totally not photogenic. 🙈😢

Pork along with chicken is the most popular meat in Poland. And this recipe is inspired by my dad’s recipe. He always braises pork chops with carrots and onions until super tender. I love it! I substituted onions with leek and added a bit of heavy cream to make the sauce more creamy (and more delicious – I didn’t know it’s possible!).

The meat literally melts in your mouth and there’s plenty of gorgeous, rich sauce. The best kind of comfort food! Right? 🙂

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The most fall-apart tender and succulent stewed pork chops you'll ever have! These Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots are super simple to make and absolutely delicious. Made with leek, carrot, broth, and cream this slow-cooked dish is a great idea for a midweek meal.

What you need

These pork chops are braised with sliced leek, grated carrot, chicken broth, and cream. And lots of aromatic herbs and spices of course!

The fresh dill is especially amazing here. It’s quite difficult to get it in Lima, so I am using dried one instead, but if you can, go with the fresh one!! Totally delicious.

Here’s all you need:

  • Pork chops – boneless! Look for good quality pork. If the meat comes from a very old pig, it will be hard as a stone!
  • Leek and carrot – veggies for the sauce.
  • Garlic and onion – basics.
  • Seasoning – bay leaves, allspice berries, paprika powder, dried oregano, dried or fresh parsley, fresh or dried dill, pepper, and salt.
  • Broth – chicken broth will be the best. You can use homemade or store-bought broth or even bouillion cube. If needed, a good substitution is water + light/all-purpose soy sauce.
  • Heavy cream – I think it is great here, but feel free to skip it.
  • Oil and butter for frying.

Now, let’s take a look at how to make this Polish-inspired pork chops.

The most fall-apart tender and succulent stewed pork chops you'll ever have! These Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots are super simple to make and absolutely delicious. Made with leek, carrot, broth, and cream this slow-cooked dish is a great idea for a midweek meal.
The most fall-apart tender and succulent stewed pork chops you'll ever have! These Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots are super simple to make and absolutely delicious. Made with leek, carrot, broth, and cream this slow-cooked dish is a great idea for a midweek meal.

How to make it

Stewing pork chops takes a bit of time. But it is necessary if you want to have fall-apart tender meat. The good news is that the prep time is short.

It’s a very easy one-pot meal! You won’t end up with lots of dishes to wash, I promise.

So how to make it? Brown quickly pork chops, then remove. Then, add butter and cook leeks until soft. It will take a few minutes. Now, add grated carrot and garlic, and cook for a few minutes more.

Transfer the pork chops back with all the juices, add broth, herbs, and spices. Lower the heat and simmer for around 1 hour. Then uncover, add cream, and simmer for 15 minutes more – the sauce will thicken slightly.

How to serve braised pork chops? These are the best with mashed potatoes! But rice or other grains work too! A simple salad or pickles on the side and the dinner is ready!

Popular questions:

Can I use a different kind of meat? You can make it with chicken breast (it will need just 20 minutes to simmer in the sauce), chicken thighs or drumsticks (50-60 minutes should be perfect).

How to reheat the dish? You can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave.

Can I freeze these creamy pork chops? I wouldn’t recommend freezing any dish with dairy in it.

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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Try this recipe for Braised Pork Chops for a delicious and easy one-pot meal. This one will be your family favorite!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 25 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 15 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

 Pork chops (700 g)
 1 Carrot
 1 Leek
 2 tbsp Butter
 Oil
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 3 cups Chicken broth (or water + 2 tbsp light/all-purpose soy sauce)
 2 Bay leaves
 3 Allspice berries
  cup Heavy cream (optional)
 1 tbsp Dried dill (or 2 tbsp fresh dill)
 1 tsp Paprika powder
 ½ tsp Dried oregano
 ½ tsp Dried parsley
 Salt and pepper

1

Lightly pound the pork chops. Grate the carrot. Slice the leek.

2

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat a large pan or pot over medium-high heat with a little bit of oil. Brown the pork chops quickly each side.

3

Remove the pork chops and lower the heat. Add butter. When it is melted, add leeks and cook until soft.

4

Add grated carrot and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes.

5

Transfer the pork chops back with all the juices.

6

Add hot broth, all the spices, and herbs. Bring to boil, then cover the pot. Simmer over low heat for 60 minutes. You can flip the pork chops from time to time.

7

Uncover the pot, add cream, and mix. Simmer for 15 minutes more. If you want to have thicker sauce, simmer it uncovered.

8

Taste and season accordingly. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and a simple salad on the side or pickles.

Ingredients

 Pork chops (700 g)
 1 Carrot
 1 Leek
 2 tbsp Butter
 Oil
 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
 3 cups Chicken broth (or water + 2 tbsp light/all-purpose soy sauce)
 2 Bay leaves
 3 Allspice berries
  cup Heavy cream (optional)
 1 tbsp Dried dill (or 2 tbsp fresh dill)
 1 tsp Paprika powder
 ½ tsp Dried oregano
 ½ tsp Dried parsley
 Salt and pepper

Directions

1

Lightly pound the pork chops. Grate the carrot. Slice the leek.

2

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat a large pan or pot over medium-high heat with a little bit of oil. Brown the pork chops quickly each side.

3

Remove the pork chops and lower the heat. Add butter. When it is melted, add leeks and cook until soft.

4

Add grated carrot and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes.

5

Transfer the pork chops back with all the juices.

6

Add hot broth, all the spices, and herbs. Bring to boil, then cover the pot. Simmer over low heat for 60 minutes. You can flip the pork chops from time to time.

7

Uncover the pot, add cream, and mix. Simmer for 15 minutes more. If you want to have thicker sauce, simmer it uncovered.

8

Taste and season accordingly. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and a simple salad on the side or pickles.

Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots

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The most fall-apart tender and succulent stewed pork chops you'll ever have! These Braised Pork Chops With Leeks And Carrots are super simple to make and absolutely delicious. Made with leek, carrot, broth, and cream this slow-cooked dish is a great idea for a midweek meal.

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3 Comments

  1. Ainsley 17 September 2019 at 10:12

    This sounds delicious! And I have everything in my fridge already!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 17 September 2019 at 13:46

      Great! 😀

      Reply

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