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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

September 19 2013

Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

    1 2/3 pound(s) bone-in 3/4-inch-thick pork rib chops
    1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
    1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
    3 teaspoon(s) canola oil
    1 medium onion
    1 clove(s) garlic
    1/3 cup(s) orange juice
    1/2 cup(s) barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
    
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add orange juice and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in barbecue sauce. Return the pork chops to the pan, turning several times to coat with the sauce.
    
Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the pork chops are barely pink in the middle and an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F, 6 to 10 minutes. Serve the sauce over the pork chops.