Maple Baked Pork Chops

This is the best baked pork chops recipe ever! It's one of my family's favorite meals. (We eat it a couple of times a month!)

baked pork chops

Although it makes such a delicious entrée, this recipe is extremely easy.

The prep work takes less than 10 minutes - then just pop the meat in the oven and get ready to enjoy a mouth-watering quick meal.

This recipe makes lots of tasty sauce that is delicious on mashed potatoes or rice.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • cider vinegar
    • chili powder
    • salt
    • pepper

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • onion
    • maple syrup
    • Worcestershire sauce

Buy these ingredients

  • 6 thick pork chops

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a baking dish
    • a small bowl
    • a cutting board and sharp knife
    • measuring cups and spoons

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a small pitcher in which to put the sauce
    • a meat thermometer

    The recipe

    Preheat oven to 350F/175C.

    6 thick pork chops

    1/2 cup/125 mL chopped onion

    1/2 cup/125 mL maple syrup

    2 Tbsp/30 mL cider vinegar

    2 Tbsp/30 mL Worcestershire sauce

    1 tsp/5 mL chili powder

    1/2 tsp/2 mL salt

    1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper

    Place the pork chops in a baking pan or baking dish.

    Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.

    Pour the sauce over the pork chops.

    Bake for about an hour, or until the inner temperature of the meat reaches 160F/71C.


    • Use any vinegar in place of the cider vinegar.

    • Use thin pork chops - but check them often during baking. They will take less time to cook.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Try using another sweetener instead of maple syrup - like honey or brown rice syrup.


    • Please don't substitute pancake syrup for the maple syrup! It's not the same thing at all!

    • There will be lots of sauce. Put it in a pitcher or a glass measuring cup and put it on the table so each person can pour it on the meat and potatoes. Be careful, though - that sauce is hot!

    Menu suggestion

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