Simple Braised Pork Chops

braised pork chops
Diana Rattray
  • 85 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 70 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Ratings (26)

These simple braised pork chops are flavored with a combination of Dijon mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. 

I like these pork chops with mashed potatoes, but macaroni and cheese or a rice side dish would be good as well. Add steamed broccoli or a tossed salad for a satisfying family meal.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

How to Make It

  1. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook the onions in the vegetable oil, stirring, until softened and lightly browned around the edges.
  2. Move the onions aside and add the pork chops to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Cook the chops for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until the garlic is slightly tender and aromatic. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  1. In a cup or bowl, combine the chicken broth, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Pour the mixture over the chops. Cover the pan tightly and cook over low heat for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pork chops are tender.
  3. If you prefer to use the oven, cover the skillet (ovenproof) or transfer to a baking pan and cover tightly with foil. Braise the pork chops at 325 F for about 45 to 55 minutes, until tender.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 626
Total Fat 31 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 15 g
Cholesterol 171 mg
Sodium 373 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 58 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)