Pork Chops Monterey Recipe
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Pork Chops Monterey Recipe

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Topped with onions and a sweet, tangy sauce that is sure to wow dinner guests, these chops are moist and tender. “I often get requests for the recipe after they taste it,” says Robyn Herz of Overland Park, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve long grain rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 655mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fruit.


  1. Place pork chops in an 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray; top with onion. Combine the chili sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice; pour over chops. Cover and microwave on high for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  2. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pork Chops Monterey in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p20

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 241871
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"I cooked these in the oven at 350 for 1 hour, instead of using the microwave. pork was very tender and it had a tasty sweet and sour sauce to serve over rice!"

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 153125
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"This is a go-to quick recipe for me. Restaurant-quality food with quick microwave preparation -- what's not to like? We like this with mashed potatoes instead of rice sometimes. Add a salad or veggie and your meal is ready!"

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