Saucy Pork Chops Recipe
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Saucy Pork Chops Recipe

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I don't always have time to fix the home-cooked meals my family loves, so I've come to rely on my slow cooker a lot. I fix these tangy chops at least once a week—the meat's so tender you can cut it with a fork—and we all love it! —Jennifer Ruberg, Two Harbors, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 371 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 1748mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with garlic powder, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and liquid smoke if desired. Pour half of the sauce into a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with pork chops and remaining sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p37

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Followed the recipe exactly and thought it was too ketchup-y for my taste."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Like another reviewer, my Mom used to fix this years ago. I also added an onion, just sliced it over the top of the chops when I put them in the slow cooker and didn't use Liquid Smoke because I didn't have any. I used half Ketchup and half Heinz Chili Sauce because that's what my Mom used to use and these were scrumptious, delicious, wonderful chops!! I live alone so I cooked the whole batch and froze 3 which I often do. Be sure to use bone-in thick pork chops."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"can ! bake in oven as I don;t have a slow cooker?"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"Thought these were quite tasty. I try to watch my sodium so I did skip the salt and instead used a little Mrs. Dash. Didn't have liquid smoke but put about a tsp of smoked paprika and it was delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"My mother used to make this and I never got her recipe before she passed. This recipe sounded like it so I tried it. So glad to finally find it. The only thing that I changed was that she always included an onion. So I sliced a white onion and browned with the chops. Delicious!"

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