Saucey Oven Pork Chops

We had some 1 inch pork chops in the fridge, and seeing how it was approximately 20 degrees outside, I figured grilling it was out of the question! So, I decided to spice up the chops for the oven! N and J both really like them!

4 inch boneless pork chops
1/2 of a medium red onion
1/4 cup natural maple syrup (water processed)
2 Tbsp Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
2 Tbsp Naturally Fermented Soy Sauce
Sprinkle of Garlic Powder
Sprinkle of Black Pepper

Place all ingredients, except the pork chops, in a food processor and process until smooth and well blended. Position the pork chops in a dutch oven and top with the sauce. Place covered in a 350 degree oven for 15-30 minutes. The time range is so huge simply b/c everyone's oven cooks at a different temp. Mine tends to be extremely hot! Pork needs to be cooked to 160 degrees. When checking the heat of the meat it is important to stick the meat thermometer lengthwise across the chop, not straight down throw the middle. More than just a tip of the thermometer needs to be inserted for an accurate read! I highly recommend serving this with Rice or Quinoa, and Red Cabbage and peas. To serve, place the chops with all the excess sauce over the cabbage pea mixture. The sauce settles into the cabbage and it is amazing! (and I normally isn't a huge fan of red cabbage!)


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