San Francisco Chops Recipe

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In Dayton, New Jersey, Tara Bonesteel finds it easy to please friends and family with these fast-to-fix chops. "Simmered in a tangy sauce all day, they're so moist and delicious by dinnertime they practically melt in your mouth," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a large skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil; transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add garlic to drippings; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, wine, brown sugar and pepper flakes; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over chops.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove chops. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Return chops to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as San Francisco Chops in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p53

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Magpie1955 28066
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"I have made this recipe for years. It's delicious. We like it with egg noodles. It's good with chicken too. I always double the sauce so everyone gets enough on their rice or noodles"

lydiawoz 40076
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"I make this recipe with boneless pork chops and it turns out great. My slow cooker cooks them in about 5 hours on low. I like that it uses ingredients that I always have on hand. The sauce is delicious and the chops are fork tender!"

bjsilve0 28065
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Too much soy sauce for our taste."

mfcrosslin 80195
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"This is a favorite for our family and friends!"

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