My mom's been making these pork chops for as long as I can remember. She doesn't even remember where the recipe came from!
This is a super easy way to take advantage of the bone-in pork chops that go on sale all the time. You can use any cut except "thin cut". (I suppose you CAN use that cut, I just don't know how long they'd need to cook - obviously a shorter time than I've written below.)
I just buy the standard package - center or loin chops (or both mixed together) - doesn't matter.
You can prep these in 2-3 minutes & just let them bake until dinner time. The sides I like are herb & butter rice pilaf or baked potatoes.
Mom's Pork Chops
bone-in pork chops (as many as you need for your family)
For each pork chop:
1 slice lemon
1 slice onion
1 T (or a squiggly drizzle) ketchup
1 T (or a regular spoonful) brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350*.
Line a 9x13" pan with foil. Sprinkle salt lightly in bottom of foil-lined pan.
Lay pork chops in pan(s), about 2 inches apart.
Top each pork chop with lemon & onion slices, ketchup & brown sugar.
Cover & seal each pan with sheet of foil.
Bake for 1 - 1 1/2 hours (until pork registers 160*). Remove & throw away lemon slices. You can leave the onion or remove it (depends upon taste).
Serve & enjoy!!
NOTE: You can use lemon juice if you don't have lemons on hand. Just pour about 1-2 Tablespoons per chop into the bottom of the pan.