Delicious Brown Sugar Chops Recipe

If you’re looking for a simple yet flavorful dinner idea, these Brown Sugar Pork Chops are perfect. The combination of sweet brown sugar, savory butter, and the umami notes from soy and Worcestershire sauces creates a mouthwatering dish that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 4 thick pork chops, 1 inch thick
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Set your oven to preheat at 350°F (175°C).
  2. Lightly oil a large baking dish and lay the pork chops in a single layer.

Step 2: Prepare the Pork Chops

  1. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar evenly over each pork chop.
  2. Place a tablespoon-sized square of butter on top of each pork chop.

Step 3: Add the Sauces

  1. Drizzle the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce evenly over the pork chops.
  2. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

Step 4: Bake the Pork Chops

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  2. After 40 minutes, remove the foil and continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the pork chops are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

  1. Once done, let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving.
  2. Enjoy your delicious, perfectly baked brown sugar pork chops!

Tips and Variations:

  • Seasoning: For added flavor, you can season the pork chops with garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika before adding the brown sugar.
  • Herbs: Fresh or dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, or parsley can be sprinkled on top for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Marinade: Let the pork chops marinate in the soy and Worcestershire sauce mixture for a few hours before baking to enhance the flavors.
  • Side Dishes: Serve these pork chops with mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh green salad.

How to Store:

  • Refrigerate: Place any leftover pork chops in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze the cooked pork chops. Wrap each chop in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheat: To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight if frozen, then warm in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.

FAQs:

Q: Can I use boneless pork chops for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use boneless pork chops. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time as boneless chops may cook faster.

Q: What can I use as a substitute for Worcestershire sauce?
A: If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce, you can use balsamic vinegar or a mixture of soy sauce and a bit of lemon juice as a substitute.

Q: Can I add vegetables to the baking dish?
A: Absolutely! Adding vegetables like sliced onions, bell peppers, or potatoes to the baking dish can make this a complete one-pan meal.

Enjoy making and indulging in this easy and delicious recipe for Brown Sugar Pork Chops!

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