Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops Recipe
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Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

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Just five ingredients are all that's needed for these tender chops. “Whenever I serve these to company, they get rave reviews and recipe requests,” notes Jami Ouellette of Houston, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 bone-in center-cut pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup beer or beef broth
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 245 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chops for 3 minutes on each side.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the beer or broth, ketchup and brown sugar. Pour over pork; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Remove chops and keep warm. Simmer sauce until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p15

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 260571
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"These were quick and easy to prepare. I love skillet dishes that cook up in mere minutes."

slimzsister User ID: 4647402 61265
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"So simple and easy to make, using ingredients that everyone has on hand. The pork chops were moist and flavorful. I added more salt and pepper for flavor. Everything was made in the skillet, so it was easy to clean up."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 75031
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"The sauce was too thin and never thickened up."

CathiLeigh User ID: 2621734 142094
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"sounds good"

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