These Baked Pork Chops are the perfect combination of sweet and savory.  The simple but delicious ingredients in the marinade carmelize and seep right into the meat and the onion making every bite tender and juicy. The best part?  The entire meal is ready and on your plate in just over 30 minutes.  This is one meal you can whip up on the fly!  Looking for more amazing dinner options? Try my Brown Butter Pork Chops, Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie, or Tater Tot Hotdish!

Baked Pork Chops are a homestead favorite!

Baked Pork Chops

We love pork chops and are always looking for new ways to serve them up.  When I stumbled onto this variation, I knew it was a keeper.  The glaze gives it a sort-of barbeque flavor, and barbeque anything goes over really well in my house.   We bake it with the onion right on top.  Baked onions get amazingly sweet and add a complimentary sweet flavor to the tangy BBQ. The flavor combo is mouth-wateringly good! 

How to Serve Baked Pork Chops

Baked pork chops make the perfect simple supper after a long day working on the land. With only a few ingredients and only half an hour in the oven, baked pork chops will become a weeknight favorite. Serve with my brown butter brussels sprouts or my mashed potatoes for a completely satisfying meal.

Baked Pork Chops topped with onion

Baked Pork Chops Tips

  • Marinate:  Mix up the glaze and marinate the pork chops for a few hours for an even more intense flavor experience.
  • Onion Rings:  Use an onion ring in place of the onion for a fun twist!
  • Grill it:  Try this out on the grill!  If you like grilling, this is the perfect recipe for it!  Modify the cooking times slightly to ensure that your pork chop is properly cooked through.  You will also want to have a little extra glaze on hand since it won’t be sitting in it.  You will want to have some handy to keep the pork chops from drying out.
  • Bone-In:  You can certainly cook this meal with a bone-in pork chop as well, you may just need to adjust the cooking time a bit.

How to Store Baked Pork Chops

To store baked pork chops, first, let them cool to room temperature. Next, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last up to 4 days.

Baked Pork Chops

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Baked Pork Chops

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Baked Pork Chops are sweet and savory, the brown sugar seeps into the meat and the onion making every bite tender and juicy.


  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup (120 g) ketchup
  • ¼ cup (50 g) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 4 large onion slices


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Pat dry the chops and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, and water. Set aside.
  • Place the chops on the prepared baking sheet and divide the ketchup mixture among the chops. Evenly spread to cover each chop. Place one onion over each chop.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Baste the chops with the juices, rotate the pan, and continue baking, uncovered, for another 15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer registers 145°F at the thickest part of the chop.


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  1. I made your porkchop recipe with the sauce and onion slice. I was leary to serve it for the first time at a family gathering but ….. it was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it. I didnt have enough seconds for everyone! Thanks. So easy and a winner!

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