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Lemon Pork Chops Recipe

Lemon Pork Chops Recipe

"These chops can simmer all day on low and be super-tender by dinnertime," assures Barbara De Frang of Hazen, North Dakota. "I serve them with a crisp salad and macaroni and cheese as a side dish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • 1. Place the pork chops in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion and lemon. Sprinkle with brown sugar; drizzle with ketchup.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Pork Chops

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Sumerian User ID: 6658943 35255
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"My family HATES pork chops. I had to listen to my 13 year old daughter complain all day about whyyyy did I choose pork?!! Once she tasted it, it was a huge hit with everyone! It tasted a bit like apples and NO pork taste at all! She went back for seconds! For those who said it was bitter, I was generous with the brown sugar layer over the lemon layer so maybe that helped. Delicous!"

mamahyde User ID: 7361112 55903
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Mine didn't look at all like this because my pork was so tender that it fell apart and was more like a pulled pork. The sauce was very runny so I spooned some over my pile of pork, but it was a nice complement to the dish. If you don't like a lot of lemon, simply reduce the amount of lemon slices used in the dish and add more brown sugar."

st3phsm0m User ID: 6557754 35254
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"I've made this several times now and my husband and I love it. The sauce is very lemony and I can see why some may not like it. You really have to like lemon. I do double the ketchup and brown sugar and make several layers in my crock pot. I put pork chops in a single layer then sliced onion, lemon and sauce, repeating as necessary for the size of the crock and number of chops. The sauce is a little runny but it's great served over rice, noodles, or even mashed potatoes served alongside the chops. Thanks for sharing the recipe:)"

MrsKacman User ID: 3567619 110770
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This was terrible. The sauce was bitter and very runny. I had to add twice as much ketchup and brown sugar and then use cornstarch to thicken."

scotland1 User ID: 1426757 105458
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"Yes, I would make the Lemon Pork Chops again. It is YUMMY!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.