Microwaved Barbecued Pork Chops Recipe

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A homemade barbecue sauce tops these moist, tender chops from David Bray of Hoover, Alabama. "We like to use the microwave and love this recipe because it's so quick and easy to prepare."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each and 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 93 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 715mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place pork chops in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the next nine ingredients. Pour over the chops. Cover with plastic wrap; peel back one corner to vent. Microwave on high for 11-13 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chops; set aside and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into barbecue sauce. Microwave for 30-45 seconds or until thickened. Serve sauce over chops. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Barbecued Pork Chops in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p51

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Melissa2018 User ID: 3533178 22233
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"My Mom used to make this when I was a kid. She always used bottled Kraft BBQ sauce. She recently passed & I am excited to find the "recipe", as she never told me how long to cook the pork. Can't wait to surprise my Dad with this favorite!"

summer888 User ID: 4210811 74052
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"This seems like a recipe someone made up. It's edible, but I won't do it again on purpose."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 29360
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I made the recipe as written. It was fast and very good."

maratha User ID: 3821544 76249
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"was in a hurry and I used a store brand barbecue sauce and it turned out great. Will make again with the barbecue sauce that is in the recipe."

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