“Perfect Fifths” Marinated Pork Chops
-2 large butterfly-cut pork chops
-1/2 cup barbecue sauce
-1/2 cup creamy sweet salad dressing (French, Italian, Russian or Catalina)
-1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
-1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
-1/2 cup cola
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large pitcher or spouted batter bowl, mix equal parts of the following five ingredients, using 1/4-cup-per-ingredient-per-serving-of-meat as a good rule of thumb: barbecue sauce, creamy French, Italian, Russian or Catalina salad dressing, soy sauce (low-sodium* is great), brown sugar (firmly packed) and cola (Pepsi, Coke, generic…whatever).
*If using regular soy sauce instead of low-sodium, you may want to only use half as much of this ingredient as the others and then add more to taste. Pork chops tend to soak up salty flavors!
Mix all five marinade ingredients together in pitcher until thick and well-blended. Place pork chops in a glass baking pan and pour marinade over the meat. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes, depending on size and thickness of meat.
Remove from oven when meat thermometer reads 170 degrees, or until center of a “test chop” appears completely opaque when sliced into. Serve chops with sauce spooned over them.