There is no other food that my husband, David, loves more than pork, be it bacon, ribs, ham, or in this case, pork chops. I love cooking foods that David loves, especially when they’re easy!
I grew up on pork chops, but they were always grilled and seasoned with lemon pepper (which was amazing!). Sadly, our current living situation doesn’t allow us to have a grill, so I’m forced to bake more often. That’s how I stumbled upon this recipe by Deep South Dish. I was on Pinterest trying to figure out how to make pork chops inside.
To make this dish, you simply pat the chops dry and season them with salt, pepper and paprika. Also, preheat the oven to 325ºF.
Next, you brown them on both sides in a large skillet. When they’re browned on both sides, move them into a baking dish.
Next, slice a yellow onion into rings and cook them in the same skillet until they begin to caramelize.
Then add 1 1/2 cups of beef broth to deglaze the pan.
Pour the contents of the skillet directly over the pork chops in the baking dish and sprinkle with dried thyme.
Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes, or until pork is cooked through and tender.
Easy Baked Pork Chops
- 4 to 6 bone-in pork chops
- 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and paprika
- 1 Vidalia or yellow onion, halved and sliced into rings
- 1-1/2 cups of beef broth
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, crushed
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Heat oil in a large skillet. Dry the chops well and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Add to skillet, seasoned side-down, cooking until nicely browned. Sprinkle the other side with seasonings, brown; remove to a baking dish.
In the same skillet, break the onion into rings and saute in the pan drippings until lightly caramelized. Add the broth to the skillet and deglaze. Pour the entire contents of the skillet over the chops, spreading the onions evenly over the top of the chops; sprinkle with the thyme.
Cover and bake at 325ºF for about 30 to 35 minutes or until tender and cooked through. Actual time will depend on size and thickness of pork chops. Spoon pan sauce over individual servings.