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Down-Home Pork Chops Recipe

Down-Home Pork Chops Recipe

Zippy sauce made of brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes and soy sauce adds personality to this otherwise straightforward main dish. —Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork chops on both sides in oil; remove and set aside. Add garlic to the pan; saute for 1 minute. Stir in the broth, brown sugar, soy sauce and pepper flakes. Return chops to the pan; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • 2. Remove chops and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into the broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 219 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 376 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Down-Home Pork Chops

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 17, 2016

"Very tasty. Double the sauce. Especially if your chops are thick."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"I had high hopes for the sauce after reading the reviews, but it was just ok for me. A little sweet with a bit of heat, but mostly tasteless. Chops were ok as well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"Quick, easy and delicious!. Word to the wise: triple the sauce recipe. Have used with pork, and chicken to serve as pork chops, chicken as well as leftovers for stir fry with rice and meats over salad with oriental noodles and mandarin oranges."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Really soft and tender. The sauce was also very tasty. I will definitely be making these chops again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Good recipe. I was a little disappointed in the small amount of sauce. A hit with my husband. Convenient in that I had on hand all the ingredients."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"LOVE PORKCHOPS"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Will definitely be making again. Quick, easy and tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Definitely a "make again"!! Our picky eater even loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Very tasty and quick. I didn't have any beef broth so I used chicken. Loved the sauce. Will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"This was very good. Easy recipe to cook and my husband loved it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"This is our favorite pork chop recipe -- sweet with a kick. I usually double the sauce to spoon over mashed potatoes. A must-try!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"These were delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"our dd "hates pork chops" but after clearing her plate informed me if you make these again I'll keep right on eating. These were excellent."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Excellent recipe. Lots of flavor. I worry about recipes that call for sugar because I hate sweet meat but this is perfect. Definately will make again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Surprisingly tasty. Doubled the sauce but not the pepper flakes as my husband doesn't like spicey food to much. As I had no pork chops at home I made it with chicken and used low sodium chicken broth instead of beef broth. The soya sauce I used was also low sodium. Turned out really well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I doubled the sauce ingredients, so we had plenty to serve over rice. We liked the heat from the red pepper flakes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"This was quick and very easy. My kids even loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"Easy, fast, and tasty. This is a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"My family LOVED this recipe. It was very tastey and so quick and easy to make. This will become a regular at our house."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"I've used this recipe two times - the second time, I doubled the ingredients for the sauce. It's so flavorful, we wanted more! Yum!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"Made this years ago. I loved it, hubby and daughter didn't love it so much."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Simple ingredients but lots of flavor. Easy to make on a weeknight."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Very good. Looking forward to having it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"I was surprised how good the sauce tasted. I thought it might be too salty because of the soy sauce, but with the brown sugar and red pepper flakes it was very good. I will definately make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"Outstanding. My wife almost never eats more than a serving...she ate 2...This is a must cook recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer