Pork Chops with Red Cabbage Recipe

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Steve Rose of Mesa, Arizona adds pineapple and sweet-and-sour cabbage to these tender chops to give them tangy flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 5 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) shredded sweet-and-sour red cabbage, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Dash celery seed
  • 1 small onion, peeled and halved

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 each pork chop with 1/2 cup cabbage mixture) equals 336 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1-1/2 starch 1/2 fruit


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil. In a bowl, combine the cabbage, pineapple, parsley, dried onion, oregano, pepper and celery seed. Cut each onion half into eight wedges; place over pork chops. Top with cabbage mixture.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until meat juices run clear and onions are tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Red Cabbage in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p8

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

"I make sweet-sour cabbage often.It is great with pork. I will try this recipe.Thank you!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

"Tried this last night. We both liked it, even the pineapple which I wasn't quite sure of. Not having celery seed I used a stalk of chopped celery. Patricia Diane"

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