These baked BBQ pork chops are simple, delicious and smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce. They’re the perfect easy meal for the pork loin lover.
Baked BBQ Pork Chops
Sometimes life gets crazy during the week. Rushing from school to activities to home. I am always looking for easy recipes for weeknights. Not only do they have to be simple but they also have to be really yummy. No one has time for a bad recipe. If you’re a busy parent then you will fall in love with these baked BBQ pork chops.
I like that these pork chops are baked in the oven. That means it’s a little healthier and way less mess to clean up. That’s a win-win in my book. You just can’t go wrong with a good pork chop topped with sweet BBQ sauce. I think anyone will enjoy these BBQ pork chops – even little picky eaters.
For some reason BBQ = summer to me. But you can make this recipe anytime of the year when you’re craving some good BBQ.
Homemade BBQ Sauce + Favorite Pork chops
You’re going to want to drink this BBQ sauce. It’s a little bit tangy and a little bit sweet. It goes deliciously on top of these baked pork chops. This sauce is also so tasty on chicken and ribs. Yum yum yum!
BBQ SAUCE. Just combine the first 8 ingredients into a saucepan on the stove. Bring to a boil and then let the sauce simmer on low for about 15 minutes. Totally easy right?
BAKE. Lather that sweet BBQ sauce onto these chops and bake them in the oven for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. They will be cooked to perfection- tender, juicy, and well-seasoned!
Note. You could even brush a little more sauce on them after they are cooked. You can never have too much BBQ sauce in my opinion.
SERVE. Serve with rice, fluffy rolls, and/or your favorite vegetables. These BBQ chops have got you covered for an easy and delicious dinner recipe. Enjoy!!
Tips + SToring Info
Using bone-in pork chops is an option, but it may take longer to get them fully cooked! Keep an eye on them and check the temperature with your meat thermometer consistently.
When grilling these pork chops use medium-high heat and make sure to turn them pretty frequently to get an even grill/char on each side. Use a meat thermometer to check that the pork chops are done.
The pork chops are done when there is no pink in the middle. The thickest part of the pork chop should reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees.
To prevent them from drying out you will want to cook them on medium heat and make sure to flip them infrequently. Pouring the BBQ sauce over the top of pork chops can keep them moist while cooking.
STORE extra sauce, in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge to use on something else. The possibilities are endless with this sauce. What other meats or veggies would you put this on?
For more pork chops recipes, check out:
- Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
- Smothered Pork Chops
- Italian Pork Chops
- Fried Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Pork Chops
BBQ Pork Chops recipe
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 5 tbsp brown sugar
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 6 thin pork chops
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Season pork chops with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet. Cover each with 2 tablespoons of bbq sauce. Bake @ 425 for 30 minutes.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com