How do you cook pork chops so they are not tough?
How do you cook pork chops so they are not tough?
Submitted by BHGFood

Use an instant-read thermometer to monitor the internal temperature of your chops. When cooked to 160°F, the chops should still be moist and slightly pink in the center. The cooking method is important also for keeping chops moist. For loin chops, grilling, broiling, or skillet-cooking are the best methods.

Answered by BHGFood
Community Answers (6)

Brine first. PORK BRINE: 2 C. Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 C. salt (sea salt is good), 1 C. Brown sugar, 1 T. pepper, 1 T. Mustard Powder. Boil in a saucepan to dissolve the brown sugar and salt as well as possible. Remove from heat. Add 1 tray of ice cubes. Cool 10 min. Put pork in zip-lock bag and pour brine over the top. Zip shut, forcing all air out. Refrigerate for 30 min. to a MAX of 2 hours. Rinse very well. Use a thermometer and favorite recipe. Repeat: MAX 2 hrs! Repeat: Rinse Very Well!
Submitted by rosembeth

I use Shake n Bake. First, I'll line a glass pan with aluminum foil and then place the coated pork chops in it. Before I place the pan in the oven, I pour some water into the pan. This helps to keep the pork chops moist. I bake them at 425 degrees for about 35 to 45 minutes. It depends on how thick the cut is.
Submitted by e3456

Find a good slow cooker recipe for pork chops. I have found several & everyone results in tender, moist chops'
Submitted by fancyfree36

my wife has made the best pork chops with her method. basically moisted the chops with water then cover with italian bread crumbs then she grills them on an indoor electric grill,when she turns them over to cook the other side she bastes them melt butter or margarine. they are so moist and tender, i've been able to cut them with a fork. and they're soooo good and tasty...
Submitted by curtiscsckdd

Heres what I do. Rinse pork chops off before seasoning.(This is for 1/2 to 1-in.thick chops)Heat a non stick skillet on med heat brown chops on both sides, add 1-cup water or chicken stock cover and let simmer on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hrs turning every 20 min to 1/2 hr.and adding more liquid if need be. My chops are always moist and delicious. you canalso get the same effect with a little different flavor by cooking in mushroom soup or pork gravy. A slow cooker works too. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hr
Submitted by amking4