This is comfort food for me. This is my mom's recipe. I don't recall where she got it but it is unique. It is a thin sauce and not the sweet sticky bottled sauce you buy at the store. It has a couple of unique ingredients that are more commonly found in sauerbrauten recipes. Anyway, seeing chops on sale triggered a memory and these are now cooking in the oven and the whole house smells amazing!
Barbecued Pork Chops
8 lean pork chops
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
2 or 3 bay leaves (I use 3)
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
In a heavy bottomed pot, brown the chops in a little olive oil.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl until they are thoroughly mixed.
Put all the chops in the pot and pour the liquid mixture over the top.
Bake in the 325 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.
Turn chops over 1/2 way through baking.
We always had this with mashed potatoes and used the sauce like gravy with the potatoes. I know it sounds strange, but that's okay, it is good!
...and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!