Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil. When the oil begins to smoke lightly, sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Arrange them in a single layer in the skillet. Cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes, then turn over and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the center of the oven. Cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees F, 25 to 30 minutes.
Drizzle the chops generously on both sides with the Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce. Transfer to a platter and serve with additional sauce on the side.
Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce:
Yield:4 to 6 servings
Combine the ketchup, dark brown sugar, cider vinegar, chili powder, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard in a large pot and whisk to blend. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger and lemon slices. Simmer until the vinegar mellows slightly and the flavors start to meld together, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the heat but keep warm.
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