Baked Saucy Pork Chops Recipe
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Baked Saucy Pork Chops Recipe

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This entree brightens up the usual routine of chops and rice. I reach for this recipe when the weather is brisk and our appetites are hearty. -Dorothy Toben, Blackwell, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 442 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with onion.
  2. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over chops. Bake, covered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Pork Chops in Reminisce March/April 2002, p49

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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kleescraga User ID: 3865772 84271
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"The method of cooking was quick, easy and allowed lots of time to prepare the rest of the meal, but the maple syrup in the sauce combined with the spicy ingredients just didn't please my taste buds. To solve the runny sauce, I reduced it down by cooking at high heat for several minutes, but then added cornstarch and water to thicken."

rosalieb1 User ID: 5160172 84269
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"Decided to make this recipe because it was for two. And the reviews seemed ok. Didn't turn out the way I had hoped. The sauce didn't thicken up at all and we kept thinking it needed a steak sauce or 57 on it plus more salt. Added 1 tsp liquid smoke."

RendiB User ID: 6619601 101789
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"We enjoyed this very much, but next time I may leave out the cider vinegar."

tiajbkuntz User ID: 5779231 131201
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"This the second time I made this recipe, the first time I made it exactly like the recipe and the onions were still crispy. This time I sauted the onions in the butter first and then add the pork chops. We are going to add a tsp of liquid smoke next time and tighten up the sauce for a gravy. My husband and daughter really love this recipe so we will make it again. We like to play around with recipes and make them our own."

Christie D User ID: 3374962 34389
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Imalways looking for new recipes to cook with and this one worked out quite nicely. Loved the fact that it was for a two serving rather than a larger quantity. I would suggest using a sweet vidala onion rather than a regular onion as it does give a rather distinct onion flavor other than that very delicious! This one has been saved to my recipe box and received a two thumbs up to cook again!"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 59616
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"The sauce was delicious but turned out very watery. I think next time I will leave out the water. Also, I substituted pancake syrup for the maple syrup and it tasted just fine! We had this with baked beans and corn and enjoyed it, especially my husband, so I will probably make it again."

djewelss User ID: 1975629 45401
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009


Making a note on this recipe---impress the inlaws recipe ;)"

CammyKin User ID: 3610442 204777
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"The pork chops did not make much of a sauce. I think it would do better if you left the "cover" off and baked it for 20 minutes. I plan to try it this way the next time and see how it turns out as the sauce was very watery. The chops however were succulent and moist."

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