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Pork Chops with Red-Eye Gravy

SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
20 min

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Coleman Natural boneless, center-cut pork chops
  • 6 ounces Coleman Natural ham, cut into small, ½” dice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¾ cup strong black coffee or espresso
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small bunch Italian parsley, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.

Place oil in a cast-iron skillet or other heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat until it appears to be shimmering. Add seasoned pork chops to pan and cook until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer pork chops to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

Add the ham to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until the ham is fragrant and any fat has rendered, about 5 minutes.

Add the coffee and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the coffee has reduced by half.

Stir in the chicken broth and sugar, return to a simmer, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and parsley.

Spoon the gravy over the pork chops and serve immediately.

Fun Fact
Red-eye gravy's name comes from its distinct appearance. Prepared traditionally with coffee and ham grease, the water-based coffee sinks to the bottom and the oil-based grease forms the top layer. In a round bowl the mixture looks much like a red human eye.