Broiled Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
These zippy, tender broiled pork chops are one of my mother's specialties. She's been making them for years. I still request this delightful main dish when our family gets together to celebrate birthdays and other occasions. —Lisa Andis, Morristown, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside half of the sauce for serving.
  2. Arrange pork chops on a baking sheet. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat until a thermometer reads 145°, for 4-5 minutes on each side, basting occasionally with sauce. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with reserved sauce.
Broiled Pork Chops Tips

Can you broil bone-in pork chops instead of boneless?

Boneless pork chops cook quickly under the broiler, but you could also use bone-in pork chops for this recipe. We recommend using an instant-read thermometer when making this substitution, as bone-in pork chops take longer to cook (8 to 10 minutes per side, depending on their thickness). If you’re using frozen meat, make sure to thaw the pork chops safely before cooking them.

How can you make sure your broiled pork chops are juicy and tender?

Cooking juicy and tender pork chop recipes starts at the grocery store or butcher shop. Choose pork chops that have some marbling, as the fat will keep the meat juicy as it cooks. For pork chops without a lot of fat content, you may want to consider brining the chops for at least 30 minutes to add moisture to the meat. Then, to avoid overcooking the chops, use a meat thermometer and remove the pork chops when they reach an internal temperature of 145°. Allow the meat to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing to retain its juices.

What do you serve with broiled pork chops?

Most vegetable side dishes provide an excellent complement to broiled pork chops. Consider a garden salad, or roasted vegetables like Brussels sprouts, asparagus or sweet potatoes. Other great options include rice or other warm grain dishes such as quinoa or couscous.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop: 191 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 840mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.