Baked Saucy Pork Chops
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over chops. Bake, covered, until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 pork chop: 442 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.
Jan 6, 2020
I made this for dinner. I omitted the water and used red wine for the vinegar. It was very good and would make it again. I think the sauce would taste good on salmon too.
Nov 3, 2019
I browned the chops in ghee which has a higher smoke point than butter. Sauce is delicious even though it was a bit thin. Will make these chops again but will omit the water. This sauce, I think, would also be great on poultry.
Dec 18, 2018
The chops were not done in 20 min. and the sauce was too thin. I will not make this again.
Oct 24, 2018
My family liked the tang of the vinegar and the sweet of the maple syrup. We were surprised that the chili powder blended and didn't dominate the flavors. Great recipe!
Sep 30, 2018
This was the 2nd try for this recipe. I reduced the cider vinegar to 2 tsp.
Dec 31, 2016
Very good recipe. Like others, I would have preferred a thicker sauce. Next time I will try omitting the water, and in deference to my husband's preferences will also reduce the vinegar to 2 teaspoons. We smacked our lips over the maple syrup-chili powder combination.
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.
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.
Apr 4, 2012
We enjoyed this very much, but next time I may leave out the cider vinegar.
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.