Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops
What could be easier than mouth-watering barbeque—from the oven! The key is the overnight marinade that brings out the ultimate in flavor.
2 cups soy sauce
1 1/3 cups water - divided use
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar - divided use
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon salt
6 thick pork chops, trimmed
1 2/3 cups tomato ketchup
1 1/2 cups chili sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard
- In a shallow bowl combine soy sauce, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, molasses and salt; mix well. Add pork chops, turn to coat, then cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Remove pork chops from the marinade and place in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 1 1/2 hours.
- While pork chops are cooking; in a saucepan, combine remaining brown sugar and water, ketchup, chili sauce and dry mustard. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over the pork chops and bake, uncovered, an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.