Cheesy Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Bacon
Omg. You guys. The bacon took this recipe to a whole new level. Granted, I had not yet tried this recipe before, so I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. But it did not disappoint. And it’s super easy.
Before I continue on… It’s time for:
BACON. BACON. BACON. *sigh*
I bought some pork chops a few weeks ago because they were on sale. However, I had absolutely no freaking clue what to make with them. I’m not usually a pork kind of gal, unless it’s bacon. Of course.
Naturally, I headed over to Pinterest, and let me tell you. This is a huge freaking win. It is definitely going in my recipe book!
I did plain search for pork chops. No additions, nothing. What came up was Bacon Cheese Brown Sugar Pork Chops. The instant I saw the picture, I knew I was done for. Her recipe was adapted from this recipe. I combined the two, but left out the garlic (I was out), and tweaked it.
Here is what I ended up with. Amazing, right? 😉
4 pork chops
8 tsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp melted butter
Bacon (any way you like it — chopped, pieces, or wrapped around the pork chop) **
Shredded Cheese (I used Mexican Blend)
Salt/Pepper to taste
1. Grab a 9×13 pan and line with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
2. Preheat oven to 400* F.
3. Put the pork chops in the pan and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
4. On each side, smear 1 tsp of brown sugar on the pork chop. (8 tsp total)
5. Pour the melted butter over the pork chops.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
7. While they’re cooking, cook the bacon. If you’re not using whole pieces of bacon, skip this step. **
8. Take out of often. Cut a little piece to see if the juices run clear. If so, they’re done. Take a bacon piece and tear into three pieces. Top each pork chop with 3 torn bacon pieces. Add the shredded cheese.
9. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
Serve with rice and a vegetable. Or mashed potatoes. Or a salad. Really, anything you’d like. 😀
** I definitely recommend doing it the way I did, even though I did fry the bacon as an extra step. This one time, I wrapped bacon around chicken (and lived to write about it on the blog), but the chicken was terrible. It sat in the bacon grease as it cooked, and it just came out tasting nothing like bacon, and was blah.
Please let me know if you try it. Tell me what worked best for you!
- May 23, 2016
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