Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots

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Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots

You know by now that we are all pork fiends in my house. πŸ™‚ From sausages, beautiful roasted joints to chops we have it at least once a week. This tasty little recipe I have for you today is loved by all and makes for ideal family fare. Even though my Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots take some time to cook, the actual “hands on” time is not long at all so you can get on with other things (as long as you check on your chops from time to time). πŸ™‚

Great thing about this dish is that you don’t even need to sear the meat first! You simply add your chops onto your hot stock and leave them to simmer. The final result will be no less delicious and you will have wonderfully moist and tender meat without added fat. The small knob of butter for sweating the leeks is all it takes in this dish and if you trim any additional visible fat rind from your chops you can make this casserole/stew/braise even healthier. And all that wonderful added veg too!

Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots


This stew freezes and reheats very well too.  If you are busy and usually short on time during the week, simply prepare it in advance and reheat it adding some side dishes for a quick, mid-week dinner. You will feel so smug serving it in the middle of the busy week πŸ™‚ ( I love that feeling)!

If you are a fan of pork and would like more related inspiration check out my Baked Pork Loin Chops with Carrots & Cheesy Crust or perhaps Perfect Pork Chops Recipe.

Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots

And now onto the recipe itself.

Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots

Yield: 4-6


  • 1kg pork chops or pork loin chops (approx 6)
  • 2 leeks (approx 200g) - white and light green parts
  • 3 small carrots (approx 280g)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 700ml chicken stock (from stock cube is fine)
  • 1 generous tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 generous tsp sweet paprika
  • small knob of unsalted butter
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp cornflour


  1. Start by cleaning and slicing the leeks.
  2. Melt small knob of butter in a casserole dish and fry the leeks until they soften but don't let them brown. Add finely chopped garlic and let it fry together for another minute or two.
  3. Add mixed herbs, paprika and freshly ground pepper and pour over hot chicken stock. Bring to boil.
  4. Add pork chops, reduce the heat and simmer covered for approx. 40min. (turning the meat over half way through).
  5. Add peeled and chopped carrots (medium dice or half moons will be fine) and cook for another 30-40 min (covered) until pork chops are tender. Feel free to add a splash of water or more stock if needed. Taste and season with some salt and pepper if required.
  6. To thicken the gravy put cornflour in a small cup, add couple tablespoons of hot braising liquid and mix well. Add mixture to the pot and stir. Cook for a couple of minutes until gravy thickens.
  7. Sprinkle some fresh parsley over the top and serve with creamy mash and greens.
  8. Enjoy!

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Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots


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  • Reply Corina Blum

    It sounds really tasty and so good that you can just cook it all together in one pot! Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

    September 12, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Corina! Got to love one pot wonders, the less washing up the better πŸ™‚ x

      September 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Cat

    I am a huge fan of pork too so i will definitely have to give this one a go! x

    September 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Cat πŸ™‚ I hope you like it as much as we all do. x

      September 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    Hello from a fellow pork fiend πŸ˜€ This looks so up my street. I am a huge fan of that kind of cooking where you have a super quick prep time followed by a long slow cook. It means I can get on with other things and I know the result will be amazing! And I always feel a little bit smug having my dinner on the go hours before I need it πŸ˜€ Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare. Eb x
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    September 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Eb! πŸ™‚ This is indeed such an easy meal and needs very little supervision only to wow you with the result! x

      September 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply jenny walters

    These look divine.I am a pork fiend too.Def one to pin.In fact I have two pork chops in the fridge so this baby is mine tomorrow night xx
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    September 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jenny πŸ™‚ x I so hope you like it (not that I doubt my creations or anything), it really is super tasty and such a comfort food too! Would love to hear the feedback if you decide to go for it πŸ™‚ xx

      September 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Magda

    Another tasty dinner inspiration πŸ˜€ thanks Sis😎

    September 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      You’re welcome 😊 😘

      September 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    This looks divine Jo, I really need to cook pork chops more often! My kids would love this plus I like the sound of just letting it cook away in the pot.

    September 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks so much Lucy! My lot love this dish especially when served with heaps of mash πŸ˜€ X

      September 14, 2017 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Mel

    I love pork chops and so do my kiddos. We’d love your dish for our Sunday dinner. Will you come and cook for us pretty please?

    September 14, 2017 at 10:46 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Lol Thanks Mel ☺️ Would love to but think my lot may be up in arms about it as that would mean dad would be cooking for them πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜± not good πŸ€”x

      September 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Im not usually a port fan but these sound so yummy!! must add it to the weekly food shop list! #brillblogposts

    September 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Aw thank you Sarah! It’s proper comfort food, I hope you like it! x

      September 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    We are raving, rah-rah pork fans in the Frank household, although I tend not to make pork chops very often because they’re so easy to dry out. You’ve solved that problem for me with this gorgeous sauce! I also like your idea of making it in advance and re-heating: I actually prefer meals made the day beforeβ€”they always get better after the flavors have a chance to meld! #CookOnceEatTwice

    September 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Pork chops are usually quite tricky to get right, aren’t they? I think braising is the way to go with them most of the time especially as my kids will usually devour anything with sauce/gravy πŸ™‚ “Do you want some dinner with your gravy?” lol x

      September 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

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