French onion soup was one of my sister’s favorite, so I know she would have loved this dish. French onion soup with a boneless pork chop nestled in the broth with onions topped with melted swiss or Gruyère cheese. This would be just as delicious with chicken breast if you choose not to eat pork. Serve this amazing entrée over white rice or cauliflower rice and wow your family with its incredible flavors. Enjoy!
4 boneless pork chops
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil, divided
4-5 large sweet onions, sliced
7-8 springs fresh thyme
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt, plus additional to season the chops
1/2 tsp. pepper, plus additional to season the chops
1/4 C. dry red or white wine
1/2 C. beef or chicken stock
4 oz. shredded Swiss or Gruyère cheese (slices work also)
Brush the Dijon mustard evenly on both sides of the pork chops. Season each chop, on both sides with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet over medium/high heat and brown the chops on both sides, (approximately 2-3 minutes per side). Remove the browned chops to a plate and keep warm.
In the same skillet add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, the butter, and the sliced onions, stirring well to coat the onions in the oil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook the onions, stirring only occasionally, until they’re golden brown and caramelized. This should take at least 15 minutes over medium/high heat. Add the wine, stock, and fresh thyme to the onions, making sure to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes after the addition of the wine and stock, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chops back into the skillet along with the onions. Cover the skillet and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the chops are no longer pink in the center.
Remove the cover and add the shredded cheese to the top of each chop. Return the cover to the skillet. Turn off the heat, and allow the cheese to melt. Serve the chops on a bed of caramelized onions.