Monday, August 25, 2008

Mom's Pork Chops

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.

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