I had 15 minutes to come up with a side dish to the pork chops. Mr.B is not very fond of rice, so that was out. We've been eating pasta all week, so that was out..... this is one time where I wished we bought instant mashed potatoes, LOL. So I peeled up some potatoes and chopped them up into small chunks. The chops had 10 minutes to rest, before the potatoes were done. All came together well and Mr.B ate all his dinner, mashed potatoes, peas and all.
This is one of my favorite ways to cook pork chops. Kids love it, because it's sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. I got this recipe from my sister and it is so simple. I add a splash of fresh lemon juice, to add a nice fresh taste in the back ground.
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
4 loin chops
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C ketchup
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chops with salt and pepper. Place chops onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Slather chops with half the sauce. Bake in oven for 30-40 mins, or until internal temperature of chops reaches 165 degrees. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the chops and slather with remaining sauce.