Juicy Baked Pork Chops Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops 3/4″ thick
Rub
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Brine
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Combine brine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once sugar and salt are dissolved, remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Pour cooled brine over pork chops and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Remove pork chops from brine and dab dry with a paper towel.
  5. If the pork has a fat cap on one side, cut slits into the fat.
  6. Combine rub ingredients and rub over pork chops.
  7. Bake 16 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil the pork chops 2-4 minutes or until they reach 140°F.
  8. Remove from the oven and let chops rest 5 minutes before serving (the temperature will continue to rise to 145°F).

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 234

Carbohydrates: 6g

Protein: 29g

Fat: 9g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 66mg

Potassium: 500mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 6g

Vitamin A: 123IU

Calcium: 14mg

Iron: 1mg

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