July 25, 2016

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops

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Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick-and-easy sauce with these one-skillet Sweet BBQ Pork Chops.  They're sure to please the whole family, and are freezer-friendly, too.

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops ~ Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick & easy sauce.  This one-skillet dish is sure to please the whole family, and is freezer-friendly too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


To say that my husband and 6-year-old daughter like meat is a major understatement.  For my husband, a meal isn't a meal if it doesn't include meat.  And for my daughter?  She'd be quite satisfied if a big hunk of meat was all that graced her plate.

As for me, I much prefer my meat in casserole form or as just a small portion of my meal.  Give me the veggies and creamy comfort-food sides instead, for sure!  And as I'm sure you can imagine, since casseroles and sides are my preference, that's the direction my cooking style has developed over the years too.

So what does a casserole-cooker-type do when she has a husband and daughter who absolutely love to eat "plain" meat so much?

She learns to cook "plain" meat, that's what!

So while I've been giving myself practice at baking, pan-frying, and roasting chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ham, and pork chops ... I've also been expanding my repertoire of easy not-completely-"plain" meat recipes, too.

Like these easy skillet Sweet BBQ Pork Chops, courtesy of my sister-in-law.

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops ~ Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick & easy sauce.  This one-skillet dish is sure to please the whole family, and is freezer-friendly too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Because while I am certainly okay with a "plain" baked or pan-fried piece of meat, I'd much prefer something a little more jazzed up.  The sweet BBQ sauce in which these pork chops get a quick simmer does just that ~ jazzes the pork chops up with a whole lot of flavor.

To pull together a pan of these tasty chops, start by giving some boneless pork loin chops a nice sear on both sides in a hot pan ...

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops ~ Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick & easy sauce.  This one-skillet dish is sure to please the whole family, and is freezer-friendly too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Then mix up a sweet sauce made with chopped onion, prepared BBQ sauce, some ketchup, French salad dressing, and a touch of brown sugar ...

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops ~ Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick & easy sauce.  This one-skillet dish is sure to please the whole family, and is freezer-friendly too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Pour the sauce over the seared pork chops and simmer for about 15 minutes ...

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops ~ Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick & easy sauce.  This one-skillet dish is sure to please the whole family, and is freezer-friendly too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

The result is a skillet full of tender boneless pork chops smothered in a sweet-and-tangy BBQ sauce.  Done quickly with very little fuss.

As an added bonus these Sweet BBQ Pork Chops can be served immediately, or frozen for later.  To freeze, cool and place the pork chops and sauce in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.  Simply thaw and warm them up when you're ready to enjoy them.

I'm happy to say this is one meat dish that satisfies both my want-something-to-jazz-up-my-meat self and my "plain"-meat-loving husband and daughter.  Which makes it a win for us, for sure.

Sweet BBQ Pork Chops ~ Jazz up a pan of pork chops with a quick & easy sauce.  This one-skillet dish is sure to please the whole family, and is freezer-friendly too.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Sweet BBQ Pork Chops
Source:  My sister-in-law
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 8 boneless pork loin chops {3/4"-thick}
  • 1/2 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. prepared French salad dressing
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 T. vegetable or canola oil
  • salt & pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley {optional}
Directions
  1. Season pork chops on both side with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 4 pork chops in heated skillet and sear on both sides; remove to a plate. Sear remaining 4 pork chops.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, ketchup, French salad dressing, brown sugar, onion, and honey.
  3. Return all pork chops to the skillet. Pour barbecue sauce mixture over chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until meat is tender. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.
Note:  Pork chops may be served immediately or frozen for later.  To freeze, cool and place pork chops with sauce in a freezer-safe container.  Freeze for up to 3 months.

Enjoy!




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2 comments:

  1. Your Chops will be delicious, can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  2. These pork chops are my kinda dinner! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cooking Wednesday!

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