If you're tired of the same old fried pork chops, try jazzing them up with a sauce or spicy seasonings. Substitute pork cutlets in recipes calling for veal, or make your favorite chicken casserole with pork chops.
When buying pork chops, try to find cuts at least 3/4-inch or thicker. Because the meat closest to the bone takes longer to cook, thinner chops tend to overcook and dry out too quickly. Some cookbooks recommend temperatures as high as 180°, which is fine for fattier cuts of pork, but pork chops will be very dry.
Trichinosis is killed at 137°, so a range 150° to 160° is perfectly safe, and the chops will still be juicy. An instant-read thermometer is the perfect tool for quickly checking temperature.
Whether you're looking for an easy family-pleasing dish or feel like making something a little more extravagant, you're likely to find the perfect recipe below. Enjoy!
RecipesRoasted Pork Chops With Fennel and Apples
In this recipe, a combination of fennel, apples, carrots, and onions are roasted with thick seared pork chops. Use bone-in pork chops for best flavor. A simple, tasty sauce is made after the pork chops sear, the perfect finishing touch.
Super Easy Slow Cooker Pork Chops
These easy pork chops are perfect for a busy day any time of the year. The chops are easy to prepare and take about 5 to 6 hours to cook in the slow cooker. A delicious sauce is made with the juices.
Braised Pork Chops With Orange and Onion
These braised pork chops are super easy to prepare in your skillet.
Just brown the onions and chops, add the remaining ingredients, and simmer for about an hour.
Braised Pork Chops With Mushrooms
The sauce and mushrooms give these pork chops fabulous flavor, and braising them in the oven makes them tender and delicious. Serve these pork chops with potatoes and your favorite vegetable sides or a salad.
Spicy Southwestern Pork Chops
These pork chops are easy to prepare, and they taste great with an appetizing tomato and chile pepper sauce. This flavorful seasoned sauce goes well with baked or mashed potatoes, along with your favorite side vegetables or a salad.
Paige's Perfect Pork Chops, Slow Cooker
These simple chops are a snap to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. The effortless preparation leaves you free to do other things. Serve these nicely seasoned pork chops with potatoes or rice, along with a salad or side vegetable.
Oven Roasted Pork Chops
These simple pork chops are seared then roasted to perfection in the oven. The chops take just 15 minutes to prepare and cook.
Grilled Pork Chops With Balsamic Marinade
The balsamic marinade gives these grilled pork chops fabulous flavor. Use thick, bone-in pork chops for the best results, and marinate for at least 4 hours.
Simple Braised Pork Chops
These simple braised pork chops are flavored with a combination of Dijon mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Smothered Pork Chops
Boneless pork chops are simmered to perfection with a simple combination of vegetables, a little flour and seasonings, and chicken broth.