Dairy Farmers of Canada

Pan-Seared Cheddar BBQ Pork Chops

This recipe is taken from the 2009 Milk Calendar. Everyday-favourite pork chops are made even better with a zesty sauce and a cheese topping. Serve with mashed potatoes or oven fries and steamed green vegetables.

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cooking: 10 min - 15 min
Yields 4 servings
pan seared cheddar bbq pork chops


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  • 2 oz (60 g) Canadian Cheddar or Swiss or Havarti cheese cut into thin slices
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Preheat broiler.

Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops, turning once, for about 1 min per side; transfer to a plate. Add garlic and onion to pan and sauté for about 2 min or until starting to brown. Add barbecue sauce and water and bring to a boil, scraping up bits stuck to pan.

Return pork chops to pan and turn to coat in sauce; reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 min or until just a hint of pink remains in pork. Place cheese slices evenly on top of each pork chop. Broil for about 2 min or until cheese is bubbling.


Use pork chops that are about 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick and be sure not to overcook them for the best taste and texture.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 426 Calories
Protein: 33 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 18 g
Sodium: 834 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 10 % / 115 mg
Niacin: 72 %
Thiamin: 85 %
Vitamin B12: 41 %
Vitamin B6: 31 %