BBQ Baked Boneless Pork Chops are super simple but full of flavor. Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated and fussy to be delicious.
Hello again Fantabulosity readers. It’s Meg from Meg’s Everyday Indulgence again! I’m so pumped to share these BBQ Baked Boneless Pork Chops with you today.
I have a feeling a lot of you out there are always on the hunt for simple yet delicious dinners that you can get on the table in a flash. You know, the ones that don’t require a mountain of ingredients you don’t have.
BBQ Baked Boneless Pork Chops
You’ll find that these baked pork chops use staple ingredients, and I’m betting you already have all or most of these on hand.
• Pork Chops
• Barbecue Sauce
• Basic Spices (to create a delicious, flavorful rub)
Since the pork chops are thinly cut and boneless, they cook very quickly, making them perfect for nights when you don’t have much time to get dinner on the table.
A SIMPLE RUB MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Before the boneless pork chops go into the oven to bake, a simple rub is sprinkled all over both sides.
All the ingredients in the rub are pretty basic pantry staples. This includes salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and paprika.
Almost all of the spices are used in equal amounts (excluding the salt and pepper) so it’s super simple to mix up and makes a big impact on the flavor.
There’s a Secret to REALLY Good Pork Chops Recipe…
This boneless pork chop recipe has a little secret that adds so much flavor to this cut of pork.
By cutting an onion into thick rings and layering along the bottom of your baking dish. This bonus, everyday ingredient, adds flavor in lots of ways to the chops.
How to Cook Pork Chops
First, as the chops sit on the onion slices and bake away, the onion flavor is imparted upon them. But no fear, it’s not a crazy oniony taste that will cause your kids to revolt but a nice, subtle flavor boost.
The second plus is that once the chops are done cooking, the onions have softened and become seasoned with the rub, barbecue sauce and pork juices, which makes for a great topping to your chops.
TIP: You could easily double or triple the amounts and keep the extra in an airtight container to have it ready for next time.
LET’S TALK BARBECUE SAUCE
Now the great debate may be on. What kind of barbecue sauce do you like? Hot, sweet, smoky, all of the above?! I’m a sweet, Kansas City style barbecue sauce girl all the way. My husband grew up in KC and I grew up just a few hours away so it’s in our DNA to like the sweet saucy stuff.
You obviously can use whatever kind of barbecue sauce you like best and they will all pair well with the rub.
Easy Weeknight Dinner Meal
I chose to use somewhat thinly cut chops to keep this a quick cooking meal. I’m always on the lookout for quick, healthy and homemade dinner options for nights when we have dance, Cub Scouts or conferences so it’s nice to have another option to add to the arsenal.
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BBQ Baked Boneless Pork Chops
BBQ Baked Boneless Pork Chops are a super easy weeknight meal that's on the table in 30 minutes. Sweet, smoky, simple and delicious.
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 1/4-inch thick boneless pork chops
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
For the BBQ Rub:
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Layer onions in a large cast iron skillet or 9x9 baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and pepper.
Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with the bbq rub. Place the seasoned chops on top of the onions. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and brush both sides of the chops generously with barbecue sauce. Bake another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 3 minutes before slicing. Top with onions when serving.
So tell me? Do you have a favorite way of cooking pork chops?
It’s always nice to have change from the standard chicken and beef recipes, and pork tends to be more affordable around our parts too!