Pork chops are a really versatile cut. I fry, bake, and grill pork chops all year. But, like anything, serving them the same way all the time doesn’t make anyone happy. Thankfully I found a new way to make them that both Mr. C and I love! Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops made my regular rotation. And I can cook them using every method!
The secret is in the
sauce Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops marinade!
Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops are delicious because of the simple marinade. And the marinade can be poured on the chops in a baking dish if you’re making them in the oven or right in the frying pan if you’re cooking the chops that way!
It’s a simple yet delicious way to make pork chops special and it’s so easy!
The ingredients for the marinade are things I always have on hand; extra virgin olive oil, brown sugar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, white wine vinegar, and parsley. I mix them all together in a bowl until they’re well combined.
Put the pork chops in a seal able plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Let the chops marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
Then pick the method you want to use to cook them. I put my pork chops in a skillet along with the marinade. Since I was using thin cut pork chops they took only a few minutes on each side to cook through!
Mr. Comfortable loved the Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops and so did I! When I grill them this summer I’ll make extra marinade and set it aside to baste the pork on the grill. I’m even thinking about using this marinade for a pork roast I have in the freezer!
If you’re looking for a quick and really yummy way to make pork chops you can’t go wrong with Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops!
Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops
Easy to make and so delicious, Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Chops get their fantastic flavor from the marinade!
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme or one sprig fresh thyme (strip leaves for marinade)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 freshly ground black pepper
- 4 pork chops (I use bone-in but boneless is just as good)
- Mix all ingredients for marinade in a medium bowl until well combined.
- Put pork chops in a sealable plastic bag and pour marinade over them.
- Seal the plastic bag and let pork marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Remove pork chops and fry, bake, or grill them.
Reserved marinade can be poured over pork if baking them or frying them. To baste grilled pork chops with the marinade simply make extra marinade and reserve to use for basting.