Smothered Pork Chops

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Try the best Smothered Pork Chops recipe! Juicy pork chops baked with a sweet and savory glaze of ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar, topped with bell peppers and onions. Perfect for a comforting family dinner!

Sliced smothered pork chop served with diced peppers and onions.

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite comfort food recipes. Smothered pork chops.

John absolutely loves pork chops, and this dish has quickly become a regular in our meal rotation.

The sweet and savory glaze made from ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar makes these easy pork chops simply irresistible.

Topped with bell peppers and onions, these baked pork chops are incredibly juicy and flavorful.

Pair them with garlic mashed potatoes or roasted brussels sprouts for a perfect comforting dinner. I hope this pork chop recipe becomes a staple in your home, just like it has in ours.

Juicy pork chop with sweet and savory toppings on a gray plate.

Tips for the Best Baked Pork Chops

Tips

Thickness Matters: Use 1-inch thick pork chops for the best results. Thinner chops may cook faster and dry out.

Even Coating: Ensure the ketchup and mustard mixture is spread evenly for a consistent sauce.

Resting Time: Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes after baking to lock in the juices.

Line the Pan: For easy cleanup, line your baking dish with foil or parchement paper before adding the pork chops.

Storage Instructions

Refrigeration: Store any leftover smothered pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.

Reheating: To reheat, place the pork chops in the oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes or until warmed through. You can also use the microwave, but the oven helps retain better texture and flavor.

Delicious smothered pork chop with a savory glaze and vegetable topping.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

For ¾ to 1-inch thick boneless pork chops, bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes. According to the USDA the internal temperature should reach 145°F.

Yes, bone-in pork chops work well but may require a longer baking time.

Absolutely! BBQ sauce or a honey mustard mix can be delicious alternatives.

Sliced mushrooms, zucchini, or cherry tomatoes can be added for more variety. Sauté vegetables with a lot of moisture prior to adding them to the pork chops. That will keep the sauce from getting soupy.

Close-up of tender smothered pork chop with a fork, topped with peppers and onions.

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper (1-inch thick boneless pork chops)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup white onion, diced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and lightly grease an 11×7-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup and mustard. Divide the mixture evenly and spread over each pork chop.
    2 tablespoons ketchup
    2 tablespoons yellow mustard
    2 pork chops
  • Sprinkle the pork chops with brown sugar, then top with diced bell pepper and onion.
    ¼ cup light brown sugar
    ¼ cup bell pepper
    ¼ cup white onion
  • Cover the baking dish with foil, and bake for 35-45 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes to caramelize the top.
  • Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chopCalories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 30gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 375mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 677IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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