{Katie’s Kitchen} Easy Baked Pork Chops

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

I used to be afraid to cook pork chops until I understood how easy it was to make them, and this recipe helped me realize that; it’s delicious!!!

Start out by pre-heating your oven to 400 degrees. Then using a white onion, layer onions in a  cast iron skillet or 9×9 baking dish. Drizzle onions with olive oil. Set aside.

The rub makes all the difference! In a bowl, combine kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and pepper. Then, season both sides of your pork chops with the rub and place the chops right on top of the onions.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Grab your favorite BBQ sauce and take the pork chops out of the oven and brush both sides of the chops with the sauce.

Place pork chops back into the oven and bake for another 5 minutes. Then, let them rest for 3 minutes before serving.


  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 1/4-inch thick boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

For the BBQ Rub:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper