Pork Chops With Maple-Black Pepper Gravy


Look for pork chops with a rosy pink hue and no gray undertones. We like bone-in chops for searing because they retain moisture and a meaty flavor even after time in a hot skillet. Don’t be afraid to aggressively season the chops with salt. The salt will dissolve, tenderize the meat, and add a ton of flavor. If you’ve seared pork chops before, you might have noticed that they tend to brown around the edges but not the center. That’s because they buckle up when they hit a hot pan. To get an even brown all over, press the chop flat with a spatula while you’re searing it.

Pork Chops With Maple–Black Pepper Gravy
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 

  • 4 10-oz. center-cut, bone-in pork chops 

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • cup  pure maple syrup

  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season pork chops with salt. Working in batches if necessary, add chops to skillet and cook, turning once, until browned and a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°F, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; tent with foil to keep warm.

  2. Whisk flour and ½ cup broth in a medium bowl until smooth. Add flour mixture, syrup, and remaining 1½ cups broth to skillet. Cook over medium-high, whisking occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced to about 1 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar and pepper; serve over pork chops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
19g Fat
22g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 1363mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 48g
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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