I hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed the warm weather like we did. Our yard is now being blanketed with leaves and we've been having exceptionally nice weather for the last week ~ weather like we should’ve had in June! It’s absolutely gorgeous out there this fall with all the different colors of leaves on the trees.
But now for the reason of this post: saucy pork chops. We really like pork chops and I prefer mine thick and juicy; saucy and tender. Pork is leaner and healthier than it used to be but may not contain enough fat to remain succulent ~ this is when marinating comes to the rescue. This is a simple marinade that is not too sweet. It’s easy to make with ingredients you most likely have on hand.
This BBQ marinade makes some sticky and delicious chops. I bet your palate will fall in love with these saucy chops!
Marinated BBQ Pork Chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup cider vinegar
½ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon celery seed
4 (6-ounce) pork chops
Stir together first 10 ingredients and mix well.
Place pork chops in a plastic bag and spread sauce over all sides.
Marinate in refrigerator for1 hour or overnight.
Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Drain and reserve marinade.
Place chops in skillet and brown on both sides.
Add reserved marinade.
Cover pan and simmer on low heat until chops are cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.