Oven Barbecued Pork Chops, vintage recipe circa 1965

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How to make Oven Barbecued Pork Chops, vintage recipe circa 1965
Oven Barbecued Pork Chops, circa 1965
How about you, are you looking for more easy and delicious recipes for pork chops? If so and you passed this one up, it would have been a mistake! Pork chops are one of those cuts of meat that can be prepared quickly. Recipes like this one for Oven Barbequed Pork Chops is like money in the bank! 

Looking through older cookbooks this recipe is one that you might decide is not worthy of much attention, and that would be a shame! Oven Barbequed Pork Chops are simple to make, delicious and your family will ask for them again. Always a good thing, because for you, meal planning just got easier! 

The ingredient list is simple, with only the lemon being questionable. In all honesty, I don't always have fresh lemons in my fruit bowl on the counter here in my kitchen. But a quick trip to the store would be worth it, as you would not want to leave it out...the zesty flavor of the lemon is essential for this dish.

Oven BBQ Pork Chops.

Vintage cooking

These chops are a quick, "get it into the oven meal" that is surprisingly flavorful and tender. The sauce cooks up piquant and not overly sweet thanks in part to the slices of lemon and onion. 

A casserole side-dish of "mac and cheese" or scalloped potatoes is perfect to offer alongside the chops. Add a green vegetable or salad along with fresh fruit and you have a wonderful cozy dinner to enjoy! 

I hope you give these Oven Barbecued Pork Chops a try...

Oven Barbecued Pork Chops, vintage recipe circa 1965
Oven Barbecued Pork Chops, circa 1965

Vintage Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops
adapted from:  The Sunset Casserole Cookbook ( circa 1965)
updated 02/2020
325 oven

4 loin pork chops, cut about 1 inch thick
bacon fat or oil for browning
Garlic salt
4 slices lemon, 1/4 inch thick
4 slices onion 1/4 inch thick - you want to use a large onion and cover the chops, trust me
1/2 c brown sugar
3/4 c catsup
a drop of liquid smoke or a healthy dash of Frank's hot sauce if desired

Brown chops in a frying pan, when browned on both sides arrange in a 9-inch square baking pan or casserole.

Season with the garlic salt and pepper.

Top each chop with a slice of onion, then a slice of lemon.

Combine remaining ingredients, stirring well and divide evenly over the chops.

Bake 1 hour or until tender in your oven. 

Easy and delicious Oven BBQ Pork Chops.
Yum, leftovers!


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  1. Sounds delicious.

    I hope you feel better soon. . .Rocquie

  2. Oh I have some pork chops in the fridge! This looks really, really good! I had that stupid summer cold a few weeks ago, ugh! Hope you feel better!

  3. Rocquie, these were wonderful! It is funny when Terry chooses a recipe it is usually something I would not choose, yet the meal is always so enjoyable. Shows what I know! Thanks for visiting.

    Liz, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did, we will definitely make them again. I also think a quick browning on the grill would also be fun. Thanks for your visit.

  4. Hi Melynda,
    I hope your cold is better by now!
    Coming home to a delicious meal such as this, would surely bring a smile to you! Looks delicious!
    Thanks for linking!

  5. Hi Melynda,
    This is for sure a great recipe that would just be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Yum! It’s definitely worthy of my attention! Thanks for linking up with us at a Sweet Labor of Love!

  7. So glad you somehow discovered our link up. I have a large package of pork chops in the freezer that I can try this recipe with. It was meant to be.

  8. As you probably already know, Melynda, I love vintage recipes and vintage cookbooks. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious. I agree, the lemon really would add something special. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community. Have a wonderful week!


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