Baked Pork Chops With Barbecue Sauce

Pork Chop BBQ
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  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
181 Calories
3g Fat
30g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 9g
Calcium 33mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy oven barbecued pork chops include a flavorful homemade sauce. Cayenne pepper adds some heat to the sauce, but feel free to omit it or alter the amount.

For a more "spirited" sauce, feel free to replace 2 to 3 tablespoons of the water with bourbon or Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Optional: liquid smoke
  • 6 to 8 thick center-cut loin chops

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, water, vinegar, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper. Add liquid smoke, to taste, if desired. Stir to blend and place the pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until reduced and thickened. Stir occasionally. Set the sauce aside to cool.

  2. Pat the chops with paper towels to dry. Place them in a large container or food storage bag. Pour the cooled sauce over the pork chops. cover the container or seal the bag and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. 

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  4. Arrange the chops in a shallow, lightly oiled baking dish.

  5. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and bring it to a full boil; pour it over the chops in the baking dish.

  6. Bake the pork chops, uncovered, in the preheated oven for about 1 hours, or until chops are tender. Baste them occasionally with the pan sauce.