How to make baked pork chops – country style!
This baked pork chops recipe was a favorite of grandma’s friend Louise. Louise was known for two things… never driving above 29mph in her car, and for making the best damn baked pork chops. She’d come over and they’d spend time bickering about things that old people bicker about, all the while the house would begin to smell wonderful as she made this delicious recipe.
There’s just a few simple ingredients you’ll need for this recipe and chances are most they’re already in the pantry. Salt, pepper, brown sugar and ketchup. The only things you’ll need to buy are some of your favorite pork chops and an onion. The onion was actually my favorite part. They’d get nice and soft on top of the pork chops with that delicious brown sugar cooked right in. My goodness this combination of flvors brings me back to my childhood every time I make it.
You can use any pork chops you like but we always used the bone-in chops that were about an inch thick. The bone-in pork chops always seem to have a bit more flavor, but boneless chops work well too. For some extra flavour you could pierce the chops with a fork and let the sauce marinade a bit before cooking (thanks Anne Doerksen for the tip!).
We should also mention that the sauce becomes thin and watery. This makes the pork chops come out very tender and juicy as they cook in the liquid. When you take them out of the tray to serve just allow them to drip off any excess liquid. See the video below for a demonstration:
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 large onion slices
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- Season each pork chop with salt and pepper.
- in a bowl, combine brown sugar, ketchup and water and stir it up real well.
- Place pork chops in a large baking dish and cover with them with the mixture. Add onion slices to the top of each pork chop.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees F for 35-50 minutes.
- Baste pork chops halfway through cooking. If Pork Chops are looking quite watery cook for remaining time uncovered
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