Mmmm pork chops! I feel like a lot of people have grown up on this delicious cut of pork and there are many family favourite recipes out there. You can cook them in the oven, fast fry them or grill them up- all perfectly tasty options. Pork chops are the perfect example of food for the soul, because they have so much sentimental meaning behind them. Pork chops remind me of sitting around the table eating with my family and talking about the day’s events.
Mushroom soup and Pork chops are a favourite family tradition for many- and what’s not to love! It’s easy, economical and tasty. All you need to do for this delicious dish is take a can of creamy mushroom soup, pour it over some chops and place it in the oven. No wonder this dish became a family favourite- especially for busy moms.
I have included this recipe here because, let’s face it, sometimes you just can’t beat a classic. Remember that no matter what pork chop recipe you are using you can follow my tips below for making the perfect pork chops-every time!
Tips for Perfect Pork Chops
- Always use tongs or a fork to turn meat.
- For nicely browned pork chops, pat dry with a paper towel before cooking (even if they have been marinated).
- To make very tender pork chops, particularly for very thick chops, try brining them before cooking.
- Bone-in pork chops typically cook a bit faster than boneless chops, so allow a few extra minutes of cooking time for boneless pork chops.
- The thicker the pork chop, the longer and slower you should cook it.
- Searing (quickly browning at high heat) the outside of the chops before continuing with cooking is a great way to seal in flavor.
- Don’t guess – use a meat thermometer to make sure pork is safely cooked without being overdone. No matter if you cook your chops in the oven, on the stove top or grill the chops internal temperature should be 160˚F (71˚C).