Wondering how to cook pork chops? I do not blame you. My favorite food is pork and my favorite way to cook pork chops is deep fried (can you tell I am from the South?) So, your definitely in the right place to learn how to cook pork chops. Our web site has free recipes to show some of the best ways to cook pork chops in a variety of flavors and styles for any barbecue or family meal. Your family is going to love the tips you get from this site. Before we show you some of the best pork chop recipes and how to cook chops, we want to first address general food safety when it comes to cooking pork.
What Temperature Should Pork Chops Be Cooked To
Before cooking your chops you need to make sure you know the proper temperature you should cook your pork chops to. When cooking pork chops, you should cook the pork chops until the internal temperature is between 160 and 170 degrees. If your looking for a good resource for cooking temperatures of pork and other meats, I highly recommend Ask the Meat Man. I also recommend pulling the chop out of the hot pan or grill, so that your getting the true temperature of the meat and not the addition of the heat rising from the hot pan or grill or stove top. Trust me when I say you need to make sure your spot on when getting your temperature right when cooking meat.
So How Do You Cook Pork Chops
The easiest way to cook pork chops is simply to seer both sides in a skillet for 11/2 – 2 minutes per side and then place in the oven smothered with your favorite home made or store bought barbecue sauce and cook until you find your internal temperature between 160 and 170 degrees.
So simply, rinse your pork chops and add a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Place in a skillet with butter and seer on both sides of just a couple of minutes. As soon as you have the chops seared, place in a baking dish and add your favorite barbecue sauce. When ready, place in the oven on broil until the chops are cooked to the recommended temp of 160 – 179 degrees.
As simple as those directions are, this makes tender and moist chops. Add some mashed potatoes, your favorite vegetables and some Texas toast and you have a tasty meal that your family will absolutely love.
If your looking for more easy recipes showing you how to cook pork chops, check out our free pork chops recipes.
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