Bacon Brown Sugar Pork Chops—chili-rubbed pan-seared smoky pork chops coated with a delicious bacon brown sugar glaze.
24ozcenter cut pork chops(6) 4 oz each
1/2tspancho chili powder
2ozbaconabout 4 thick strips
1/3capple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to
Place the chops in a shallow dish, then spread the brown sugar, kosher salt, and crushed peppercorns over them. Pour the water over to chops, cover the dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Remove the chops from the brine and pat dry with paper towels when ready to cook.
Bacon Brown Sugar Pork Chops
Blend the dry spice with the olive oil then brush the chops with the seasoned oil on both sides.
Place the skillet over medium heat and fry the bacon strips until crisp. Remove the bacon to cool before chopping; reserve for later.
In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, sear the pork chops for 3-4 min on both sides then turn off the heat and add the butter; coat well. Remove them to a plate to rest.
Turn the heat back to medium to sauté the garlic in the butter until softened. Next, add the brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Whisk to deglaze the pan as the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat, stir the bacon into the sauce; season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Return to pork chops to the skillet and coat with the sauce. Serve immediately.