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Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

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Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs are delicious as they sound. The sweet sugar sauce is absolutely balanced by garlic and dried herbs, like thyme and oregano. A juicy pork chops dish that is so easy to make, and everyone will not get enough of it. It is that good.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops


  • For the Brine
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of salt, Kosher
  • balsamic vinegar, garlic and lemon (optional)
  • Pork Chops
  • 2 pork chops with bones, about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • salt and pepper

How to make Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

For the Brine

  • To brine, the pork chops dissolve salt in hot (not too much) water, cool off to room temperature, and submerge the pork chops (make certain all meat is covered with brine; you’ll be able to either use a bowl or zip-lock bag)
  • Brine the pork chops in a refrigerator for a minimum of ½ hour. The longer, the better the results.

For the Pork Chops

  • Heat up the oven to 400 F
  • Heat up oil or ghee in the oven-proof skillet
  • Pat dry the pork chops and season with salt and pepper on each side of the pork chops.
  • Sear the chops on both sides for around three minutes, then take them out.
  • Take away the skillet from the heat, and add butter, brown sugar, cut garlic, and herbs. Combine it all together.
  • Return the pork chops to the skillet and smother them with the sauce on both sides.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the pork chops till cooked through to 145 F for about six to eight minutes, depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
  • Once cooked, take away the pork chops from the skillet and let rest for about five minutes.
  • Spoon the sauce on the pork and serve.

Serving size: 2

Calories: 546

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)

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