These Saucy Brown Sugar Baked Pork Chops have convinced me to make them in the oven more often. They are tender, moist, succulent, and perfectly delicious tender morsels of pork and that brown sugar sauce? Divine!

Oven-baked pork chops are fast and easy, you simply pop them in and let them cook while you prep the rest of the dinner. This is my favorite pork recipe! (of course, because it’s sweet with garlic, how can you lose?)The time has come to my friends, to enjoy pork chops as they have always been meant to enjoy. Tender. Juicy. Succulent. Does this sound like the pork chops that you ate growing up? Of course, it doesn’t! Our parents had to cook the ever-living heck out of pork and we ate shoe leather as children. Mr. Magpie actually wouldn’t eat pork chops until the new recommended pork cooking temps came out. We honestly didn’t eat much pork in the first ten years of our marriage!

How to Cook Pork Chops Properly

Now we can now cook pork to 145 °F. This means that unlike our Moms, we actually end up with a great pork chop pork chops instead of shoe leather.

Now we can buy pork chops with a nice ring of fat around them…and the inner meat won’t be cooked into a dry circle of sawdust. Anyone else does that? The meat shrinks and the fat stays…it’s no wonder I gave up on pork chops.

Now you can make all sorts of fancy sauces and cook pork chops QUICKLY! These babies cooked up in 25 minutes, talk about a fast dinner!

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:


6 pork chops

6 tbsp brown sugar

6 tbsp margarine

1 tbsp soy sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place the chops in a 9×13 inch baking pan. Place 1 tablespoon of brown sugar on top of every chop. Place 1 tablespoon of margarine on top of the brown sugar. Sprinkle chops with soy sauce.

Cover pan with foil and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until browned.

Smartpoints: 8