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Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter: A Delicious and Nutritious Dish

Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

These baked pork chops are seared, then oven-roasted and coated with a flavorful Tomato, Garlic Butter Sauce. This is a tasty and easy way to cook moist pork chops. 

Pork chops are a classic dish that is often enjoyed for its simple flavors and hearty texture. However, pork chops can also be a bit boring if they are not cooked properly. This recipe for baked pork chops with tomato and garlic butter is a great way to take your pork chops to the next level.

Baked Pork Chops for dinner is always a special treat. It is a treat because I don’t usually cook it unless one of my family makes a request. It is not a preferred cut of meat in the family and, therefore, not a popular dish unless it is seasoned correctly, and cook to perfection.

One of the many ways to serve pork chops is with either a sauce or gravy. Let’s not forget that potatoes are one of the main side dishes served with pork. Mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes can both create a fulfilling and delicious meal the whole family will enjoy. 

Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

How do you make baked pork chops, and how to keep them moist?

For this version of baked pork chops, the recipe is easy and straightforward. I chose to season the chops with Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning and Olive Oil instead of the usual salt and pepper. I also sprayed my grilling pan with Pam Spray, which helped a lot. The meat did not stick to the pan, and the searing marks were just right. 

One key to keeping the baked pork chops moist is not to overcook them. Depending on the thickness of the meat, the average cooking time is 3 – 6 minutes per side on medium-high heat. Once the chops are golden brown, please place them in a baking dish to be transferred to the oven—no need to dirty another pan at this point. 

Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

I would recommend using a cooking/food thermometer to check the temperature of the chops before you remove them from the oven. You should also make sure that their temperature is at least 145 degrees F so the chops are not dry. This tip goes for all pork chop recipes.

The tools you will need

  • Grilling pan, regular pan, or, cast iron pan
  • Tong
  • Baking Dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Skillet or cast iron pan

What you will need to make the Pork Chop recipe.

The list is fairly simple. 

Ingredients

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Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

Instructions for the pork chops recipe

  1. Clean the pork the way you usually would. I use a mixture of water and vinegar to rinse the chops and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. If you’re using a griddle or grilling pan, spray with oil. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat if you’re using a skillet or cast iron pan.
  3. Season the pork chops on both sides with Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning.
  4. Add the pork chops to the grilling pan or regular pan in a single layer—Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  5. Remove the pork from the pan and place it on a baking dish. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  6. Add the butter to the pan and melt; add the minced garlic, diced tomatoes, and Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning, parsley, and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring and crushing the tomatoes.
  7. Add the chicken stock and Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce, if using, and boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper if necessary, add a couple of drops of lemon juice, and keep boiling until reduced by half.
  8. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops’ top while in the pan.
  9. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pork is cooked to 145 degrees F.
  10. Transfer to a large serving plate, spoon the sauce over the pork chops, and serve immediately.  
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

Tips and Notes

  • Make sure you prepare the tools and ingredients you will be using in advance. Cooking the chops at the right temperature is critical. 
  • You can use bone-in pork chops or boneless pork chops. I prefer bone-in pork because they are easier to handle when turning or flipping; the bone makes the meat more flavorful and is less likely to dry out. Boneless pork chops may cook quicker than bone-in pork. Make sure you pay close attention when cooking. 
  •  Searing or browning the chops helps with flavor, and they look better. 
  • Always use juicy tomatoes such as grapevine, Campari, or your preferred type. 
  • Go to Noubess.com to purchase the Garlic and Herbs Seasoning and the Hot and Spicy Sauce
  • The chops are done when the temperature reads at least 145 degrees F. If cooked more prolonged, the chops will be dry. 
  • Serve with rice, root vegetables, pasta, or your preferred grain.
  • For a more flavorful dish, you can marinate the pork chops for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • You can also add other vegetables to the dish, such as mushrooms, zucchini, or bell peppers.

Conclusion:

This dish is a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy pork chops. It is also a relatively easy dish to make, so it is a great option for busy weeknights.

Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know if you’ve tried it. 🙂

Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

Baked pork chops seared, oven-roasted and coated with a flavorful Tomato, Garlic Butter Sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1746 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Clean the pork the way you usually would. I use a mixture water and vinegar to give the chops a quick rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. If you’re using a griddle or grilling pan, spray with oil. If you’re using a skillet or cast iron pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the pork chops on both sides with Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
  • Add the pork chops to a grilling pan or regular pan in a single layer—Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until browned.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato Garlic Butter 5
  • Remove the pork from the pan and place it on a baking dish. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add the butter to the pan and melt. Add the minced garlic, diced tomatoes and Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning, parsley and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring and crushing the tomatoes.
  • Add the chicken stock and Noubess Mango Hot and Spicy Sauce if using, and bring to a boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper if necessary and add a couple of drops of lemon juice and keep boiling until reduced by half.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
  • Spoon the sauce over the top of the pork chops while they are in the pan.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato Garlic Butter 8
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until pork is cooked to 145 degrees F.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
  • Transfer to a large serving plate and spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve immediately.
    Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

Notes

  • Make sure you prepare the tools and ingredients you will be using in advance. Cooking the chops correctly is key.
  • You can use bone-in pork chops or boneless pork chops. I prefer bone-in pork because they are easier to handle when turning or flipping, they are more flavorful and are less likely to dry out. Boneless pork chops may cook quicker than bone-in pork. Make sure you pay close attention when cooking.
  • Searing or browning the chops helps with flavor, and they look better.
  • Always use juicy tomatoes such as grapevine, Campari, or your preferred type.
  • Go to Noubess.com to purchase the Garlic and Herbs Seasoning and the Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs.
  • The chops are done when the temperature reads at least 145 degrees F. If cooked more prolonged, the chops will be dry.
  • Serve with rice, root vegetables, pasta, or your preferred grain.
We like it with Pasta with Alfredo Sauce:
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter
Baked Pork Chops with Tomato, Garlic Butter

Nutrition

Calories: 1746kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 147gFat: 116gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 471mgSodium: 1252mgPotassium: 2838mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2480IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 219mgIron: 6mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Originally published on September 14, 2020. Revised and updated.

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