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This Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork dish would make a great Sunday supper. Serve it with some mashed potatoes a few greens and you dinner is all set. Tender thin cut pork chops served with delicious sweet slow cooked caramelized onions.

Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork on cast iron
Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork

I don’t often cook pork because my kids aren’t big fans.  I keep trying and failing.   They will usually eat it, but through gritted teeth.  However, I think I was successful with this dish as my son asked for a second piece.  That never happens.  So, writing it down on the “will eat” list.

This dish is low on ingredients and big on flavour.  We served it with straight mashed potatoes and a green leafy salad on the side. Much like my Simmered Pork Sirloin Pot Roast, it’s great comfort food.

Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork on a table
Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork

Notes About The Pork

  • Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your pork.  The fillets I used were very thin, about 1/4 of an inch, so they cooked pretty fast.  If using thicker pork, allow a longer cooking time.

Learn more about How To Caramelize Onions in this post!

Another way to serve this pork is in a baguette sandwich…delicious!

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Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork

Lightly seasoned thin pork cutlets topped with sweet caramelized onions.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: caramelized onions, pork
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 540kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 8 pork filets thin cut
  • 2 large onions halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • Season the pork on both sides with salt and pepper. Set aside
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil and add the onions. Cook over high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Reduce heat to medium low and allow the onions to continue cooking for a further 20 minutes or so. You are looking to completely soften, brown and caramelize the onions. Stir regularly as you are cooking your onions, You may need to add a splash of water to the pan during this process. Only do this, if you notice the onions are too dry and sticking to the pan.
  • Once the onions have completely caramelized, return heat back to high and add garlic. Give a good stir and move onions to the side of the pan. Add pork and cook each side over high heat for about 2 minutes per side. Stir around to combine the onions with the pork and reduce heat to low. Leave to cook for a further five minutes or so. Remove from heat and serve straight way.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion Stove Top Pork
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 180mg60%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 1109mg32%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on February 10th, 2016
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