Everyone in the family likes pork chops (a rarity in this house of picky eaters!). But, I always seem to make them the same couple of ways. I wanted to try something different. So, here's an easy way to make pork chops with ingredients you probably have on hand.
SAVORY BAKED PORK CHOPS
4 bone-in pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS honey (or brown sugar)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 drops liquid smoke, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Place in a greased baking dish.
Mix together the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, onion powder, garlic powder and liquid smoke. Season to taste with salt and pepper (remember that the soy sauce is pretty salty).
Pour mixture over the pork chops and let it sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
Then, bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Longer if you have thicker chops).
These were a hit with the hubby! They were tender and flavorful! My Pickiest Eater Ever Son liked them but suggested I use regular barbeque sauce next time. Which you can certainly do. But, I enjoyed the Asian twist on the sauce. So did the hubby, who called it "Ragin' Asian cooked by a Cajun". Gotta love him!