Oven Barbecued Pork Chops With Homemade Sauce

Pork Chops in Sauce
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 105 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
477 Calories
24g Fat
18g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 477
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 916mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 45g
Calcium 112mg 9%
*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.)

Thick pork loin chops are baked with a spicy homemade barbecue sauce. The chops are marinated for about 4 hours, so start the dish early in the day. 

The tangy, slightly sweet sauce is seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and onions. Add more or less hot pepper sauce or cayenne to suit your taste.

These pork chops make a fabulous meal with baked, mashed, or roasted potatoes. Add a tossed salad or steamed vegetables. Green beans would be wonderful with the saucy chops or serve them with broccoli or peas.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • few dashes hot pepper sauce or ground cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 thick pork loin chops (3 pounds)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a saucepan mix first 10 ingredients and place over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Pour the sauce over pork chops in a large, deep bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

  3. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4) .

  4. Arrange the pork chops in a single layer in a large shallow baking dish or roasting pan. Pour sauce over chops.

  5. Bake, uncovered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until chops are tender, basting occasionally.

Tips

  • Don't Overcook. Sear the outside of the chops quickly and then cook gently over low heat or in the oven. The USDA recommends a minimum safe temperature of 145 F. Look for a temperature of about 155 F for pork chops that aren't overdone or underdone. The length of time is dependent on the thickness of the chops.
  • Bone-In Chops for Flavor. Boneless chops are fine, but pork chops on the bone are more flavorful.