Brown Sugar Glazed Pork

Delicious, savory, with a splash of spicy! Our Brown Sugar Glazed Pork chops are a tasty, yet simple addition to any meal line up for the week. With minimal steps, household pantry staples, 25 minutes, you’ll have a delicious entree on the table in no time.

Brown Sugar Glazed Pork in a cast iron pan
Ingredients for Brown Sugar Glazed Pork

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 TBS olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

What should I serve with Brown Sugar Pork Chops?

Most vegetables go great with this dish! We love to use broccoli because it does a good job of soaking up the juices from the meat. Roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes are also a great accompaniments.

I don’t have a cast iron skillet, can I still make this dish?

Absolutely! If you have a pan that is safe for use on the stove and in the oven, use that! Otherwise, while preheating the oven, place an oven safe dish inside to warm it and then transfer your ingredients to it after you have placed the brown sugar on the pork. Cook as normal. Same concept with just a few more dishes!

What temperature should the pork chops be when they are ready?

Make sure the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees. The FDA suggested temperature guidelines for pork chops is between 145 to 160 degrees.

How to make Brown Sugar Glazed Pork:

Preheat oven to 350.

First, combine paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a small bowl. Stir and combine.

Next, sprinkle spices all over both sides of pork chops.

Pork browning in cast iron skillet on stove

In a cast iron skillet, heat oil (olive oil preferred) over medium high heat.

Add pork chops to the cast iron skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on both sides, just until browned.

Next, reduce heat to low and add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the top of each pork chop. Turn pork chops over to cover both sides.

Adding brown sugar to brown sugar glazed pork

Remove from heat and place skillet in preheated oven and bake for 15- 20 minutes, or until center reaches 175 degrees.

Brown sugar glazed pork in oven

Place pork chops on plate and pour liquid from skillet on top.

Serve and enjoy!

Brown sugar glazed pork on a dinner plate with vegetables

I love being able to whip up an easy side dish to accompany these pork chops. While these are baking in the oven, it’s simple to make some rice, bake some yummy vegetables, or throw together an easy walnut and spinach salad. Jump on over to another great blogger’s site and make her awesome and simple sautéed spinach! Bottom line: these pair well with so many things and are simple to make. Enjoy!

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Brown Sugar Glazed Pork

Brown Sugar Glazed Pork

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 TBS olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper and salt in a small bowl and stir.
  3. Sprinkle seasonings over pork.
  4. In a cast iron skillet, heat oil (olive oil preferred) over medium high heat.
  5. Add pork chops to the cast iron skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on both sides, just until browned.
  6. Reduce heat to low and add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the top of each pork chop. Turn pork chops over to cover both sides.
  7. Remove from heat and place skillet in preheated oven and bake for 15- 20 minutes, or until center reaches 175 degrees.
  8. Remove from oven and place pork chops on plate. Pour liquid from skillet on top.
  9. Enjoy!


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