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Baked Barbecue Pork Chops

My mom used to prepare this recipe for dinner when I was growing up. Our whole family loved it. Now I enjoy preparing this same dish for my husband and our four children. They seem to enjoy it as much as I did when I was a kid. —Bonnie Schiltz, Oakley, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook chops in oil until browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • In a small bowl, combine the water, ketchup, vinegar, celery seed, nutmeg, bay leaf and remaining salt. Pour over pork; bring to a boil.
  • Cover and bake at 350° until a thermometer reads 145°, 15-20 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 190 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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