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!)
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
- in the fridge or freezer
- maple syrup
- Worcestershire sauce
Buy these ingredients
Get out your equipment
- 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
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!
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