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Baked Saucy Pork Chops

Baked pork chop recipes are always handy to feed my hungry family. This entree brightens up the usual routine of roasted pork chops and rice. I reach for this recipe when our appetites are hearty and I feel like baking pork chops. —Dorothy Toben, Blackwell, Oklahoma
  • 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


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

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  • Remenec
    Feb 13, 2020

    This was a good recipe with subtle, but good, flavor. It was easy to make and my family really liked it.

  • kostumeroom835
    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.

  • annrms
    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.

  • GayleMI
    Dec 18, 2018

    The chops were not done in 20 min. and the sauce was too thin. I will not make this again.

  • MusicalGram
    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!

  • Stitchwiz
    Sep 30, 2018

    This was the 2nd try for this recipe. I reduced the cider vinegar to 2 tsp.

  • browns19fan
    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.

  • kleescraga
    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
    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
    Apr 4, 2012

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