As you transition over to eating and cooking gluten-free, you’ll quicly discover that oftentimes you’ll have to do without one of the classic “convenience” foods: canned soup.
Thank goodness we have Progresso. Many of their soups are gluten-free, and those are clearly labeled as such. Check out this section on Gluten Freely where you can buy any of Progresso’s gluten-free soups.
I was pleased as punch to see that their french onion soup was gluten-free. Yum! So the next time I saw a can at my grocery store, I snatched it off the shelf. Then I went hunting for a recipe in which I could use it. I was sure I could make some kind of gravy with it. Sure enough, I stumbled upon this recipe for smothered pork chops, again from Gluten Freely. (LOVE that site – check it out if you haven’t already!)
I happened to have some mashed potatoes left over in my fridge that night, so I served the chops alongside them instead of the rice called for in the original recipe. The onion gravy went very well with them. I also used boneless pork chops instead of bone-in, so the cooking time was reduced dramatically. Cooking times for pork chops vary based on thickness. To give you a starting point, one-inch thick chops take about 4-5 minutes per side over medium-high heat. Just be sure that your sauce cooks long enough to thicken up.
Head on over to Gluten Freely for the recipe!
Made using lean, trimmed boneless pork chops, the recipe comes out to be 10 points+ per serving and serves 4. This point total is for the pork chops and gravy only – it excludes the rice from the original recipe, and the mashed potatoes pictured above.