A sweet tomato sauce is great with thick baked pork chops!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 thick cut boneless pork chops
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place pork chops in the skillet, and brown about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, and dry mustard.
Arrange pork chops in a medium baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, season with brown sugar mixture, and cover with tomato sauce. Pour water into the baking dish.
Cover, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).