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Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops
Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops are cooked in a buttery sauce that's both sweet and spicy with lots of garlic flavor. Such a great way to cook pork chops.
Dinner, Main Dish
30 minute meal, pork
Cast Iron Skillet
bone-in thick-cut pork chops
salt and pepper
extra-virgin olive oil
packed light brown sugar
crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat oil over medium-high heat in an oven-proof skillet. (Cast iron or stainless steel)
When the oil is hot, add pork chops. Cook for 5 minutes, flip over and cook for 4 minutes. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
Turn heat down to medium-low and add butter.
When butter is melted, add brown sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, paprika, and thyme.
Cook for 1 minute.
Return pork chops to skillet and spoon butter mixture over them.
Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
You can pull it out of the oven when it is a few degrees below 145. The temperature will rise a few degrees.
Plate pork chops and spoon sauce over them.
Boneless pork chops can be used. They will cook a little faster.