Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops (2024)

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These Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops are tender, juicy and wrapped in crispy bacon! With a touch of sweetness, these chops have great flavor and make for an easy weeknight dinner with little effort!

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Pork chops tend to get a bad rap and I know exactly why….people have been overcooking them for YEARS! And let’s be honest, nothing is worse than a dry pork chop that you can barely get through with even a sharp knife.

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Luckily, the fix is easy peasy! DON’T OVERCOOK THEM. Yes, it’s that simple…. these cook in just a half hour and come out tender and juicy every time! Wrapping them in pieces of bacon and a sweet and savory seasoning blend just brings them to the next level!!!

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Ingredients Needed

  • Pork Chops – I like to use thick-cut bonelesspork chops for this recipe.
  • Bacon – I recommend using bacon with regular thickness (rather than thick-cut bacon) so it crisps up by the time the chops are done. Try maple bacon for even more depth of flavor!
  • Brown Sugar – Light or dark brown sugar works great.
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, paprika (or smoked paprika), garlic, onion, parsley and red pepper flakes (if you want a bit of spice!).

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

Start by preheating the oven and preparing the pan. Though you can use any baking dish, I prefer to use a rimmed baking sheet with awire rack. Putting the chops on the wire rack gives the bacon grease somewhere to go (down on the pan!) and helps crisp up the bacon on the bottom side of the chops.

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Start by seasoning the pork chops. I like to a little salt and some black pepper. Don’t over-do it on the salt as there’s plenty of salt in the bacon.

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Wrap each pork chop with two uncooked bacon slices and set aside.

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Stir together the brown sugar and seasonings. Skip the red pepper flakes if you don’t want them spicy at all.

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Coat the chops with the brown sugar mixture and place them seam-side-down on the wire rack.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the thickest part of the meat registers 145F on aninstant meat thermometer. Remove the chops from the oven and let them rest for 3-5 minutes before diving in!

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You can also cook these in a skillet! Place the chops in a large skillet over medium-low heat and cover with a lid. Cook the chops for 10 minutes on each side. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of chops, so check the temperature and continue to cook until done.

What to Serve with Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops

The options are endless! Baked beans,buttery mashed potatoesorhomemade cornbreadwould be great side options if you’re wanting a hearty, comfort meal! If you want something more light and fresh, pair these with green beans,Brussels sproutsor alettuce saladand fresh fruit!

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Frequently Asked Questions

​What is the secret to making tender pork chops?

The most important thing to remember when cooking pork chops is to NOT overcook them. Overcooking a pork chop will result in dry, tough pork chops. Cook them just until the center of the pork chop reaches 145F. The center will be slightly pink, tender and super juicy!

How long should I bake pork chops at 400F?

​It will significantly depend on the thickness of the pork chops. If your chops are about 1-inch thick, it’ll take approximately 30 minutes to reach 145F.

How should I store leftover pork chops?

Let them cool then store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat them on busy weeknights by microwaving them or popping them in the air fryer to reheat!

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

Author: Kelsey

Prep Time 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes minutes

Resting Time 5 minutes minutes

Total Time 50 minutes minutes

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Tender, juicy pork chops are wrapped in bacon, coated in a spiced brown sugar mixture and baked to crisp perfection!

Equipment

  • 1 sheet pan or large skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 thick cut boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 slices bacon regular cut (not thick cut)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉ and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place an oven-safe wire rack on top of the foil and set aside.

  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.

  • Wrap each of the pork chops with two slices of bacon, keeping the seams all on one side of the chop.

  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley flakes and red pepper flakes (optional).

  • Coat each of the pork chops with the brown sugar mixture. Be sure to add it to both sides of the pork chops; place the chops seam-side-down on the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the internal temperature of the pork chop reaches 145℉.

  • Remove from the oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

I do not recommend using thick cut bacon. It won’t crisp up in time, so you’ll either end up with soft bacon OR overcooked chops.

Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 33.4g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 627mg | Sugar: 10.1g | Vitamin A: 8.3IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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