Bacon-Pork Chops with BBQ Glaze

Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: low carb, low sugar
Cut: Bacon, Pork Chops
Cooking Method: Pan Fry
Meal Type: Don’t Go BACON My Heart
Servings: 4


  • 24 ounces boneless pork chops (cut 1-inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 slices bacon (preferably maple-flavored)
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup lager beer
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (reduced-sodium)


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Season pork with salt. Wrap bacon around the edges of the pork and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  • Mix together 4 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup lager beer (or non-alcoholic beer)
  • Heat oil in ovenproof large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Stand chops bacon side down in skillet, leaning against the side of pan if needed. Using tongs, in sequence, turn and stand chops along bacon-wrapped edges to lightly brown bacon, about 3 1/2 minutes (allow about 45 seconds to brown each section). Place chops, wide flat side down, in skillet and cook until underside is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Turn chops over.
  • Spread equal amount of maple mixture over top of each chop, letting excess run into skillet.
  • Place skillet with chops in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer each chop to a dinner plate and let stand while making sauce.
  • Meanwhile, pour out fat from skillet, leaving browned bits in skillet.
  • Heat skillet over high heat until hot.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon, and boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  • Top each chop with a spoonful of sauce and serve hot.


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