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maple mustard pork chops

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lindsay V
Southeastern, MA

So easy, you will laugh... So delicious, you will cry.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Lindsay is right. These pork chops are so easy and so delicious. Sweet and sour, they turn out tender and juicy. They're easy enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough for Sunday dinner with the family. If you like pork chops, this recipe needs to be in your dinner rotation.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For maple mustard pork chops

  • 1 1/2 tsp
    plus 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard, divided
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2
    boneless pork chops
  • canola oil, for searing
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried sage
  • fresh parsley, for garnish

How To Make maple mustard pork chops

  • 1
    Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mustard, salt, and pepper rubbed onto the pork chops.
    Combine 1 1/2 tsp of the mustard with the salt and pepper. Rub the mixture evenly over the pork chops.
  • Frying the pork chops.
    Heat enough oil in a large skillet to lightly cover the bottom of your pan (about 2 – 3 Tbsp). When the oil is hot, gently sear the pork until lightly brown on the outside, about 1 minute on each side.
  • Baking the pork chops in the oven.
    Transfer the pork to a baking dish and bake for 10 – 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chops (the time might be even less if using thin chops).
  • Vinegar poured into the skillet.
    While the pork is baking, heat the vinegar in the same skillet the pork was seared in. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Mustard and syrup added to the vinegar.
    Whisk in the remaining 2 Tbsp mustard and the syrup. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir in the dried sage.
  • Sauce thickening in the pan.
    When the pork is done baking, add any additional drippings into the maple/mustard mix. Allow to simmer again until slightly thickened.
  • Three Maple Mustard Pork Chops on a plate.
    Once the mixture is thickened, remove from the heat and serve over the pork.