Red Wine Braised Pork Chops with Mushrooms

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These red wine braised pork chops with mushrooms is an easy, low calorie and a fun dinner option that adds some variety to your weeknight dinners. No more boring chicken breasts!

Red wine pork chops

It’s January 14th and I’ve still yet to put together a list of goals, or resolutions, or promises for the year. For many people, the idea of resolutions is stupid because as humans, we’re bound to screw up. And as humans, one screw up can completely derail us form our healthy motives to begin with. Trust me, I know this from personal experience. That’s why, as much as I love setting up goals in a new year, I’m always hesitate because i know i’m going to screw it up.


However, that’s also why i’m not necessarily working on “goals” or “resolutions” this year, and instead more of a promise. Instead of telling myself that I have to lose 20 pounds, I’m going to promise myself that I’m going to find happiness in my body and focus more on health versus weight.

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But i’m still jotting down ideas. I’m hoping to have that published sometime this week, but knowing the way my life is going at the moment, it might not come out until March.

I will tease though, one of them includes a more healthy work/life balance. After joining my new job in November, I’ve been in a mad dash. The world I’m in now is so vastly different than the world I was in for 3 years, so even after 3 months, I’m still struggling to keep up. But I need to find a way to accomplish all of my work while still having time to blog, cook and work out. The last thing I want to see happen is this blog fall apart because I’m unable to balance.

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I can’t say it’ll be perfect and I’ll blog everyday, but I can say I’ll try. And I think that’s just as important.

Red Wine Braised Pork Chop with Mushrooms

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Serves 4. Adapted from First Home Love Life.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 15 minutes
Total time: 25 – 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless pork chops (I used Omaha Steaks!)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 – 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 sage leaf, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces chopped baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 ounces chopped shiitake or oyster mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large an over medium high heat.
  2. Mix the flour, rosemary, thyme, sage, garlic salt and pepper together in a shallow mixing bowl.
  3. Liberally dredge the pork chops in the flour mixture, making sure to evenly coat all the sides.
  4. Add pork chops to the hot oil. Cook until browned on all sides, about 4 – 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add in the mushrooms, onions and garlic cloves. Toss them into the pan with the pork so they’re evenly touching the pan.
  5. Add in red wine and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 8 minutes.
  6. To serve, garnish each pork chop with an assortment of onions and mushrooms, and top with fresh parsley.

Nutritional information per serving (1 pork chop):

Calories: 381.75
Fat: 16.4 grams
Carbohydrates: 14.25 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 32.25 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 9

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  1. Posted by Marjory @ Dinner-Mom on
    Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
    You had me at mushrooms! This would definitely make my night!
  2. Posted by Cookin Canuck on
    Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
    Making a promise to yourself is such a great way to look at things. It looks as though you're well on your way with this healthy, delicious-soudning recipe!
  3. Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
    This looks SO good! And the pictures are beautiful!
  4. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
    Can't wait to try this
  5. Posted by Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom on
    Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
    I would serve this to my hubby for Valentine's, it looks luscious!
  6. Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
    I think your attitude is spot on. All we can do is try our best. If we find satisfaction in that, that is what matters. Oh, and...fantastic recipe!
  7. Thursday, January 15th, 2015
    I hope you'll find that balance you are looking for - I'd miss seeing all of your wonderful recipes (like this one)! Hang in there!
  8. Posted by Angela {Mind Over Batter} on
    Thursday, January 15th, 2015
    I really hope you do find that balance. Your recipes are so lovely. This dish is no exception.
  9. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Thursday, January 15th, 2015
    Would it be wrong if I licked the plate? That looks scrumptious.
  10. Posted by Kate @ Diethood on
    Thursday, January 15th, 2015
    Oooooh Valentine's Day din din!!! Thanks for the delicious idea, boo! It's gorgeous!

    And um, resolutions mesolutions... life is good, life is short, live it. M'kay? haha ;-) XO
  11. Posted by Heather / girlichef on
    Thursday, January 15th, 2015
    Pork chops and mushrooms are such a perfect combination, and the richness of the wine - yum! Sounds like dinner to me.
  12. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Friday, January 16th, 2015
    Red wine braised...sign me up!
  13. Friday, January 16th, 2015
    I love how easy this is but it's still elegant enough for entertaining. Beautiful.
  14. Posted by Ema on
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019
    Great, now I'm hungry. This looks so delicious.