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23 Sauces for Pork Chops That Will Wow Your Taste Buds

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Sauces for Pork Chops

Pork chops can be a delicious and versatile main dish, but the right sauce can make them truly shine. Whether you prefer something creamy, tangy, sweet, or smoky, there’s a perfect sauce to complement your meal.

The best sauces for pork chops range from classic BBQ and mustard to more adventurous flavors like cherry and garlic. Imagine a savory onion gravy or a sweet honey garlic sauce adding depth to your juicy pork chops. These easy-to-make sauces will elevate your dish with just a few ingredients and steps.

Explore different combinations and see how a simple sauce can transform your pork chops into a five-star meal. By choosing the right sauce, you can turn an ordinary dinner into something special. Dive into these options and discover your new favorite way to enjoy pork chops.

Vinegar Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 vinegar peppers (seeded and quartered)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions


  1. Pat dry the pork chops and season both sides with salt and pepper.



  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.



  3. Add the pork chops and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until browned.



  4. Remove pork chops from the skillet and set them aside.



  5. Add chopped garlic and vinegar peppers to the skillet. Sauté for 2 minutes.



  6. Pour in the vinegar and water. Stir to combine.



  7. Place pork chops back into the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low.



  8. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until the pork chops are tender.


Lemon Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.



  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.



  3. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon pepper seasoning.



  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.



  5. Stir occasionally until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3-5 minutes.



  6. If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix the cornstarch with a small amount of water to create a slurry. Add this to the sauce while stirring.



  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.



  8. Serve the sauce over your cooked pork chops, and enjoy!


Honey Lemon Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Instructions:

  1. Heat a pan on medium-low heat.
  2. Add the white wine vinegar, lemon juice, and yellow mustard.
  3. Whisk the mixture until fully combined.
  4. Once the mixture starts to simmer, add the honey, ginger, salt, pepper, and mint leaves.
  5. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and let the sauce cool slightly.
  7. Pour the sauce over your cooked pork chops and serve immediately.

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.



  2. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.



  3. Stir in flour, mixing well to form a paste.



  4. Slowly add heavy cream, whisking constantly to avoid lumps.



  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 2 minutes.



  6. Add grated Parmesan cheese, stirring until fully melted and combined.



  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



  8. Optional: Sprinkle with fresh, chopped parsley before serving.


Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, horseradish, and Dijon mustard.
  2. Add white vinegar and sugar to the bowl.
  3. Mix all ingredients well until smooth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let the flavors meld.

Pesto Sauce

Pesto sauce pairs perfectly with pork chops, adding a burst of flavor with minimal effort. In this section, we will lay out the ingredients and steps needed to create the Fresh Basil Pesto sauce for your pork chops.

Fresh Basil Pesto

For this sauce, you will need:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Gather fresh basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, pine nuts, and minced garlic cloves.



  2. Blend the Ingredients: In a food processor, combine basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse a few times to mix.



  3. Add Olive Oil: While the processor is running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream. This helps to emulsify and blend the sauce smoothly.



  4. Season: Turn off the processor and season the pesto with salt and pepper to your taste.



  5. Serve: Spoon the pesto over your cooked pork chops, making sure each chop gets an even coating.


This simple recipe will elevate your pork chops to a new flavor level using fresh and aromatic ingredients.

Dijon Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (Optional) Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions:


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.



  2. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.



  3. Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally.



  4. Reduce the heat and stir in the heavy cream, cooking for another 2 minutes.



  5. Whisk in the Dijon mustard until the sauce is smooth.



  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



  7. (Optional) Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.


Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions:


  1. Prepare the Pork Chops: Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper.



  2. Heat the Pan: In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.



  3. Cook the Pork Chops: Once the pan is hot, sear the pork chops for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Then, remove them from the pan and set aside.



  4. Sauté the Vegetables: In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add the mushrooms and onions. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until tender and lightly browned.



  5. Add Garlic: Stir in minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.



  6. Make the Sauce: Pour in heavy cream, stirring continuously. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly.



  7. Combine and Serve: Return the pork chops to the pan, spooning some of the sauce over them. Allow them to simmer in the sauce for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.


Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and parsley, stirring until fully melted and combined.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve over your pork chops.

Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
  3. Ensure the mixture doesn’t boil. Just heat enough for the sugar to melt and blend into the sauce.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Honey BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:


  1. Combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, minced garlic, olive oil, and black pepper in a bowl. Stir well until all ingredients are mixed.



  2. Marinate your pork chops in the sauce for at least 2 hours. Place the pork chops in a resealable bag with the sauce and store in the fridge.



  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.



  4. Sear the pork chops on each side for about 3 minutes.



  5. Brush extra Honey BBQ Sauce on each side as they cook.



  6. Cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F (about 7-9 minutes per side).



  7. Let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Enjoy your delicious Honey BBQ pork chops!

Cherry Pan Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil or butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped shallot and cook until it softens, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cherries, red wine, and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt to taste before serving.

This delightful cherry pan sauce pairs perfectly with pork chops. The combination of sweet cherries and tangy vinegar adds a unique twist that will elevate your meal. Enjoy!

White BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, prepared horseradish, lemon juice, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  2. Whisk Together: Whisk until all ingredients are well mixed and the sauce is smooth.
  3. Refrigerate: Cover the bowl and refrigerate the sauce for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  4. Serve: Serve the sauce chilled alongside grilled or baked pork chops.

Creamy Garlic Sauce

Ingredients

  • Pork chops (0.75-1 inch boneless)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil (for frying)
  • Butter (2 tablespoons)
  • Garlic (whole head, minced)
  • Garlic powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Flour (2 tablespoons)
  • Chicken broth (1 cup)
  • Heavy cream (1/2 cup)

Instructions


  1. Season your pork chops with salt and pepper.



  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a pan over medium-high heat.



  3. Fry the pork chops until they are golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.



  4. In the same pan, add minced garlic and garlic powder. Cook until fragrant.



  5. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.



  6. Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.



  7. Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer until thickened.



  8. Return the pork chops to the pan, spooning sauce over them. Cook for a few more minutes until the pork chops are fully cooked.


Enjoy your creamy garlic pork chops!

Honey Garlic Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:


  1. Prepare Ingredients: Gather and measure all your ingredients. Ensure the garlic is minced.



  2. Melt Butter: In a medium pan, melt the butter over medium heat.



  3. Sauté Garlic: Add minced garlic to the melted butter and sauté for 30-60 seconds until fragrant.



  4. Mix Sauce: Add honey, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar to the pan. Stir well to combine.



  5. Thicken Sauce: Let the mixture cook for about 2 minutes until it starts to thicken.



  6. Season: Add salt and black pepper to taste.



  7. Baste Pork Chops: Add your cooked pork chops back to the pan and baste them with the honey garlic sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, ensuring they are well-coated.


Tarragon Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Pour in chicken stock and heavy cream.
  4. Stir in grated Parmesan, chopped tarragon, and Dijon mustard.
  5. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over cooked pork chops.

Green Mojo Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 green chili peppers
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Mince the garlic cloves.
  2. Chop the fresh cilantro.
  3. Remove the seeds from the green chili peppers and chop them finely.
  4. Combine garlic, cilantro, chili peppers, lime juice, olive oil, and sea salt in a blender or food processor.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Use immediately or refrigerate for later use.

Garlic Butter Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and let it melt.
  3. Add the minced garlic and chopped thyme to the skillet.
  4. Stir the garlic and thyme until the garlic is lightly browned.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet.
  6. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spoon the garlic butter sauce over your cooked pork chops before serving.

Onion Gravy

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


  1. Season the Pork Chops: Rub salt and pepper on both sides of the pork chops.



  2. Cook the Pork Chops: Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the pork chops until golden brown on both sides (about 3-4 minutes per side). Remove them from the pan and set aside.



  3. Prepare the Onion: In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add the thinly sliced onions and cook until they are translucent and tender.



  4. Make the Gravy: Sprinkle flour over the onions. Stir well to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the broth, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Let the gravy simmer until it thickens.



  5. Combine: Return the cooked pork chops to the skillet, cover them with the onion gravy, and let them simmer for a few more minutes to meld the flavors.



  6. Serve: Serve the pork chops hot, smothered in the rich onion gravy. Enjoy!


Maple Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle with oil.
  2. Season both sides of each pork chop with salt and pepper.
  3. Place pork chops in the hot skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and apple cider vinegar.
  5. Pour the sauce into the skillet and cook for another 3-5 minutes, spooning the sauce over the chops.
  6. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme before serving.

Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Lower the heat to medium.
  2. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream.
  4. Stir in Dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar.
  5. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
  6. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  7. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Spoon the creamy honey mustard sauce over your cooked pork chops.

Enjoy your delicious pork chops with this creamy and tangy sauce!