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Pork Chops and Bacon Caramelized Onion Jam

Pork Chops and Bacon-Caramelized Onion Jam

Caramelizing onions, by slowly cooking them in a little olive oil until they are richly browned, is a wonderful way to pull flavor out of the simplest of ingredients.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alfredo, caramelized onions, pork chops, potatoes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Hot Bod Zone Recipes


  • Large, nonstick sauté pan


  • 2 large onions sweet
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 4 pork chops (2–2 1/4 lb) 3/4-inch thick bone in
  • 1 2/3 tablespoon seasoning mix or barbecue rub
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sherry dry wine or beef broth



  • Cut onions, and then bacon, into large 2-inch chunks (wash hands).

Pork Chops and Bacon-Caramelized Onion

  • Preheat large nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Season pork chops on both sides with 1 tablespoon seasoning. Place oil in the pan, then add pork chops; cook 6–8 minutes, turning occasionally, or until well browned and pork is at least 135°F. Remove pork from pan.
  • Place onions in the same pan; cook and stir 4–5 minutes or until browned and tender. Add bacon; cook and stir 4–5 minutes or until cooked. Stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons seasoning. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add sherry and pork chops to onion mixture; cook 2–3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about two-thirds and pork is 145°F (for medium). Serve.


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 3mg