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Slow-Baked Pork Chop Pounders

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“This recipe comes from the Embers Restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It is their signature dish. These chops are sooooo good that people drive hundreds of miles just to get them. Now you can make them at home! :o) Prep time includes overnight marinating.”
26hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix marinade ingredients in saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Let marinade cool.
  3. Marinate each 3" thick pork chop overnight in the cooled marinade.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Place pork chops in baking pan and cover tightly with foil.
  6. Bake for 2 hours.
  7. Combine dry mustard, water, and brown sugar, making sure mixture is lump free.
  8. Add ketchup and chili sauce to mixture.
  9. When chops are tender, remove from oven and turn oven temp down to 350.
  10. Dip chops in ketchup/chili sauce mixture and return to pan.
  11. Bake an additional 30 minutes, uncovered.
  12. This last step is optional; grill for 15 minutes over small bed of coals raised as high as possible.

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