Circle C Farm Recipe of the Week: Easy Baked Pork Chops
Few things are as satisfying as a well-cooked pork chop.
And it's not hard to make them yourself at home, with just a few ingredients and a bit of know-how. In this new Circle C Farm Recipe, we'll show you how to make the best pork chops you've ever had. We'll also give you tips on how to cook them perfectly every time. So read on, and start cooking!
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons EACH: onion powder and garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon EACH: salt, pepper, and oregano
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 boneless pork chops
The Key To Making Pork Chops Tender & Delicious
The key is to pick a baking dish that isn't too big. You want the pork chops to be somewhat confined so that their juices don't go away while cooking. It makes the meat more juicy.
- Rub the pork chops with olive oil and spices.
- Bake them in an oven.
That's all there is to it! These are genuinely some of the best pork chops imaginable.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU BAKE PORK CHOPS AT 400 DEGREES?
The most difficult aspect about preparing oven-baked pork chops is making sure you do not overcook the meat. Pork chops are a lean meat, and if you leave them in the oven for too long, they will dry out. Don't worry, we've made an easy method for determining when your chops should be removed from the oven.
In a 400°F oven, boneless pork chops should cook for 7 minutes per half inch of thickness. If you're using bone-in pork chops, add an additional minute for each half inch.
If you're new to preparing pork chops, the easiest way to tell if they're ready is to use an instant read meat thermometer. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. We use our meat thermometer to ensure that the meat does not overcook.