These simple braised pork chops are flavored with a combination of Dijon mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
I like these pork chops with mashed potatoes, but macaroni and cheese or a rice side dish would be good as well. Add steamed broccoli or a tossed salad for a satisfying family meal.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup diced onions
- 4 bone-in center cut pork chops
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook the onions in the vegetable oil, stirring, until softened and lightly browned around the edges.
- Move the onions aside and add the pork chops to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Cook the chops for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
- Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until the garlic is slightly tender and aromatic. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
- In a cup or bowl, combine the chicken broth, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Pour the mixture over the chops. Cover the pan tightly and cook over low heat for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pork chops are tender.
- If you prefer to use the oven, cover the skillet (ovenproof) or transfer to a baking pan and cover tightly with foil. Braise the pork chops at 325 F for about 45 to 55 minutes, until tender.
Makes 4 Servings