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Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

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

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"sounds good"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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