Place pork chops in an oven-safe baking dish or skillet. Choose a dish that is not too big, but just nicely holds the pork chops without a lot of space between them. Season pork with salt and pepper.
Make the sauce by stirring together the chili sauce, water, brown sugar, soy sauce, dry mustard and pepper. Pour over pork chops and bake, uncovered, for about 1 hour, for 3/4-1 inch thick pork chops or less, for thinner pork chops. If you like, you can pop under the broiler for a minute or two at the end of cooking, to caramelize the sauce a bit.
Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.
1. I use Heinz™ brand Chili Sauce. It is easy to find in most grocery stores, usually found near the Ketchup. I keep a bottle on hand especially to make this recipe. If Chili sauce is unavailable, you can try this substitute - Chili Sauce Substitute: 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp light or dark brown sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp white or apple cider vinegar, 1/8 tsp cayenne or 1/4-1/2 tsp Sriracha, Pinch allspice (optional)