Braised Pork Chops

Yeah. I don’t quite know why I’m sharing this recipe because:

  1. I don’t eat pork
  2. I didn’t actually try the recipe (see number 1).
But I have made this recipe several times with both pork and beef (which I also don’t eat) and it has been a hit with both small children and Marines, therefore I believe that it can be declared a success all around. If I was to base this recipe on smell alone, it would be an overwhelming success. It smells amazing! Like amazing enough to be tempted to eat it, but in the end my love for the movie Babe always wins out…
I also like this recipe because it is a good make-ahead recipe. It requires very little preparation and once it’s in the oven, you don’t have to do a thing. You have more than enough time to get the rest of the meal prepared while the meat is cooking.
Braised Pork Chops (adapted from this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 pound lean pork chops
Heat oven to 250. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except meat. Make a foil packet and place meat in it. Pour sauce into packet and cover meat. Closed up packet. Place in baking dish an cook for 2 to 2.5 hours. Be sure to check the internal temperature of the meat after 2 hours.When meat is cooked, transfer to a cutting board and thinly slice. Serve with sauce.

2 thoughts on “Braised Pork Chops

  1. Pingback: Sunday Summary! July 24, 2011 « Clare Cooks!

  2. Pingback: Braised Pork with Apple, Carrot, and Onion | The Food ReFashionista

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