Baked Pork Chops Recipe – A Country Style Favorite

Have you ever craved a delicious, tender pork chop that brings back warm childhood memories? Look no further! This baked pork chops recipe, a favorite of our friend Louise, is sure to delight your taste buds.

A Delightful Combination of Flavors

Louise, renowned for her slow driving and exceptional culinary skills, perfected this recipe. As she and grandma engaged in their customary bickering, the tantalizing aroma of this mouthwatering dish filled the house. This recipe has gained popularity and received numerous 5-star ratings, making it a family favorite.

Simple Ingredients, Incredible Taste

With just a handful of pantry staples and a trip to the grocery store for your favorite pork chops and an onion, you’ll have everything you need to create this flavorful dish. The onion adds a delightful touch, becoming soft and caramelized atop the pork chops, enhancing the overall taste with the hint of brown sugar.

Perfectly Tender and Juicy

One important thing to note is that the sauce tends to become thin and watery as the pork chops cook, resulting in incredibly tender and juicy meat. When serving, simply allow the chops to drain any excess liquid. Our readers have also pointed out that cheaper ketchup brands tend to produce thinner sauces, so it’s best to opt for a good quality ketchup or bbq ketchup.

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Sides that Complement Perfectly

Many of our readers have suggested serving mashed potatoes or tots alongside these baked pork chops. This pairing works particularly well as the excess liquid from the chops can be used to create a delectable gravy. We would love to hear what side dish you choose to accompany this recipe, so don’t forget to share in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

To address some common questions, here are a few pointers:

Will Boneless Pork Chops Work?

While bone-in chops tend to add an extra layer of flavor, boneless chops work just as well. If you prefer more flavor, you can pierce the chops with a fork and allow them to marinate in the sauce before cooking.

How Do These Compare to BBQ Pork Chops?

These baked pork chops offer a distinct flavor profile compared to BBQ pork chops. Cooked in a sauce, they emerge succulent, tender, and sweet, thanks to the addition of brown sugar. If you crave that signature smoky BBQ flavor, consider grilling these chops instead.

Will the Chops Be Watery?

The sauce’s consistency may vary depending on the ketchup brand used, with some resulting in thinner sauces. However, this leads to exceptionally tender and juicy pork chops. To reduce the amount of water, choose a good quality ketchup and leave the tray uncovered for a longer duration. Some readers even suggest using the excess juices as a base for a flavorful gravy.

Serving Suggestions

For a burst of flavor, season your pork chops with salt, paprika, onion powder, pepper, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and garlic. Consider adding ketchup and sugar to create a thickened sauce for the chops.

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When it comes to cooking, bake the chops in a standard oven at 220°C (430°F) or 200°C (390°F) for a convection oven.

To complete the meal, pair the pork chops with marble potatoes cooked alongside them. These potatoes will develop a delightful crispiness on top while absorbing the flavors of the baked pork chops. Serve with steamed broccoli, asparagus, green beans, or a tangy salad dressed with balsamic vinegar or Caesar dressing. Alternatively, a dollop of herbed mashed potatoes or a serving of rice will create a satisfying and hearty dish.

Remember, the internal temperature of the pork chops should reach 145°F (63°C). Avoid overcooking, as this can result in tough and chewy meat.

With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can recreate the magic of Louise’s famous baked pork chops in the comfort of your own kitchen. So gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to embark on a flavorful journey with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!

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