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Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

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Discover the art of blending sweet brown sugar with aromatic garlic and classic herbs in this detailed recipe. This brown sugar pork chops recipe provides a clear pathway to achieving a dish that radiates both taste and texture.

Whether you’re planning a casual weeknight dinner or a more festive gathering, these pork chops ensure a tender, juicy result with a beautifully caramelized, herb-infused glaze. Let’s get started and elevate your cooking prowess. 

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

Brown Sugar Pork Chops Recipe

Ready to whip up some magic in the kitchen? Let’s roll up those sleeves and bring this delectable Brown Sugar Pork Chops recipe to life. Follow along, and let’s get cooking.


Brine Mix

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • Optional: balsamic vinegar, garlic, and lemon

Pork Chop Marinade

  • 2 bone-in pork chops, approximately 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Seasoning: salt and pepper to taste


Brining Process

  • In warm water, dissolve the salt. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Fully immerse the pork chops in the brine solution. Use either a bowl or a zip-lock bag to ensure the meat is completely covered.
  • Refrigerate the pork chops in the brine for at least 30 minutes. For optimal flavor infusion, a longer brining time is recommended.

Cooking the Pork Chops

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • In an oven-proof skillet, warm the oil or ghee.
  • Dry the pork chops with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Sear the pork chops on each side for about three minutes, then remove them from the skillet.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Mix in the butter, brown sugar, chopped garlic, and herbs until well combined.
  • Place the pork chops back into the skillet, ensuring they’re well-coated with the sauce.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F, which should take approximately 6-8 minutes, contingent on their thickness.
  • Once done, remove the pork chops from the oven and allow them to rest for around five minutes.
  • Drizzle the remaining sauce over the pork chops before serving.

Got a craving for some sweet and savory chops? Don’t hog it all to yourself!  Give the image below a pin on your Pinterest board and spread the porky love!

Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Garlic and Herbs

Serving size: 2

Calories: 496

4.3/5 (4 Reviews)

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