If you’re a fan of easy pork chop recipes, then you’ll absolutely adore these 3 Ingredient Brown Sugar Pork Chops. Whether you prefer cooking them in the oven or on the grill, this recipe is designed to impress. In fact, it just might become your go-to pork chop recipe!
Flavorful and Simple
These brown sugar pork chops are bursting with flavor. It’s a baked pork chop recipe that is incredibly easy to make. Depending on your preferred level of doneness, you can achieve a caramelized brown sugar glaze or even a crispy crust by utilizing the broiler.
Embracing the Power of Brown Sugar
I have a deep affection for brown sugar. It’s not just for baking; I love using it in cooking as well! While this recipe can work well with chicken or steak, I personally find the combination of brown sugar and pork chops, or even ribs, to be absolutely delightful.
In reality, this recipe only calls for 3 ingredients. However, if you want to add a different flavor dimension, you can include garlic for a delicious twist. A similar recipe works wonders for baked boneless skinless chicken thighs.
When I initially made this recipe, my husband was skeptical. He observed me seasoning the meat and felt that I wasn’t doing enough. However, after tasting the final result, we both fell in love with it! It’s astonishingly simple, and chances are you already have the necessary ingredients on hand. As a matter of fact, my family now requests Brown Sugar Pork Chops at least once a week!
A Recipe for the Whole Family
One of the things I appreciate about this recipe is its universal appeal. Even my daughter, who can be notoriously finicky with toppings, adores this simple seasoning recipe. After all, what kid doesn’t adore sweetness? 🙂 Recently, we decided to try this recipe on a pork loin in our slow cooker, adding a little chicken broth to the bottom. The result? Absolutely phenomenal!
We also threw in some potatoes and carrots for good measure. Since I recently underwent surgery, my husband has taken on the responsibility of preparing all my recipes. I made this one before my surgery, and I’m so glad I did. It’s an effortless weeknight dinner that my husband can cook with minimal prep. The most challenging part is simply buying the pork chops, ha!
If you’re not a fan of brown sugar, don’t worry! You can easily replace it with honey or even maple syrup. Just keep in mind that the taste won’t be exactly the same, but you’ll still enjoy a delightful sweetness.
Baking Time and Tips
How long to bake pork chops largely depends on their thickness. We typically aim for 25-35 minutes, adjusting as needed. To ensure your desired level of doneness, it’s always a good idea to use a thermometer. The internal temperature of the pork chops should reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Personally, I prefer to cook ours until they’re well done.
For those seeking a crispy exterior on their pork chops, you can sear them in a hot skillet with a little olive oil and butter before baking them in the oven. While we usually skip this step, as we don’t mind the absence of crispiness, it can be a wonderful touch for entertaining guests.
Seasoning can be a tad trickier when searing, so we recommend adding just a pinch of salt and pepper during the pan-searing process. Save the full mixture of brown sugar, salt, and pepper for when you bake them. If desired, you can also broil the pork chops at the end for extra crispiness.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you’ll definitely love our Pork Chop Marinade and our Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs recipes!
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