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Spiced Pork Chops Recipe

Spiced Pork Chops Recipe

Being a widow who likes to cook big meals, I frequently invite family and friends for dinner. On busy days, I rely on this easy recipe, which I got from a dear friend. It's hearty and satisfying and always gets raves. -Joan MacKinnon, Brooklyn, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 4 pork loin chops (about 3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first 10 ingredients. Add pork chops, a few at a time; seal bag and toss to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, water and brown sugar; pour over chops.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Spiced Pork Chops

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"I have had this recipe for many years from an old Taste of Home. Wonderful recipe!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"The coating on the meat was good. But the sauce was well...ketchup with a bit of brown sugar. I could have done the same thing with a bottle of BBQ sauce and had better flavor in the sauce. I will use the spice coating again, and bake the chops, but the rest, no thank you."

Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Kids loved it"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"Very good! Like others mentioned, there was a little too much flour in comparison to the other spices. Next time I'll up the spices!"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"This is my favorite way to prepare pork chops. So flavorful, especially the sauce. Even all 7 kids like it!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Followed the recipe exactly. Very tender, moist, and flavorful. A hit with the entire family."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"I have made these pork chops for years now. Always a hit with everyone…All ages.Perfect in my book. Just as written !!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Yummy recipe. Ended up being a bit overdone even after taking them out 5 minutes early...that's the only reason I give 4 stars. But overall the recipe was good and I would definitely make it again."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Loved these chops......lots of yummy sauce to put over the chops, potatoes, etc. Easy to prepare. I made them in a cast iron skillet so it easily went from stove top to oven in one pan. Less mess to clean up later is a bonus in my books!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2014

"A winner in every respect....a five star recipe w/ great flavor! I reduced the flour to 1/4c as suggested and there was plenty to coat the chops. I poured some of the sauce on the bottom of the dish before adding the chops. Served the chops and sauce w/ large egg noodles, but think they would be better w/ mashed potatoes. A keeper for sure."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"These are wonderful pork chops. Very moist and flavorful! I will be making these often!"

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"I am very picky with my pork chops because most turn out dry. This recipe is anything but. I used at least 1 inch thick chops and they were very moist and flavorful. #1 pork chop recipe for me :)"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"I've made this many times. I substitute an 8 oz can of tomato sauce for the ketchup to reduce the sugar in the sauce."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"I actually baked these covered and they were very tender."

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I had the good fortune to eat these last evening at my daughter's house, they were delicious!!! Easy to make she said and I'm online today to print the recipe. Easy and Delicious"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"This smelled heavenly while it was baking, but when the time came to taste it the spices seemed lost. Next time I'm going to try doubling their measurements or perhaps reducing the flour like another review said. All in all though a great recipe that I will make again."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This an absolutely wonderful dish. The flavor is superb, the chops come out very tender and it's easy to prepare. Served with with noodles, so you can enjoy the sauce, and paired with seasonal vegetables; it makes an outstanding meal."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"These pork chops were good but they didn't have enough seasoning. Next time instead of adding the spices to the flour dredge, I'm going to add them to the sauce and see if that makes it better."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"This is so easy and just simply delicous. I love the sauce and so did my entire family! We paired it with cheesy scalloped potatoes and I even put some of the sauce on the potatoes because I loved it so much. They were nice and moist too. I will make this again for sure."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"Simply delicious recipe. The pork chops were moist and had great flavor."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Wonderfull. One of our favorites."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"taste is wonderful! and so easy!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"The whole family liked this. The pork was very moist. Easy recipe that we will have again."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"This has become a family all-time favorite. It's easy and delicious. I also make it in the crock pot instead of baking it and it works out just as well--cook on low 8 hours. When I put the flour and seasonings together for the dredging step, I double or triple the recipe, and only take the flour out that I need. The rest I save in baggies for the next time I make the dish."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"This takes a little time to make but the wait is worth it. This has alot of spices but it is not hot at all, so don't be scared off by the name. My is not a fan of pork and she said she would eat these again."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"It is tasty and very easy to make."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"a very easy and delicious recipe,"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"Easy and tasty!"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"these mildly spiced chops were delicious. thank you."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"I put this recipe in my special file I call "Blue Ribbon" recipes - those that taste terrific and are super easy! Thank you, Joan and your dear friend!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2009

"I used 5 thick pork chops and ended up only using half the flour. The chops probably weren't as flavorful as they should have been because I didn't use a lot of the spice mixture. I cut out one tablespoon of sugar and used less ketchup and water. Nice flavor, but I will probably use less flour next time to get more concentrated spices."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"Great recipe, I make it often. My husband doesn't like pork chops but loves this recipe. Our kids also enjoy it which is a recommendation on its own!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"One of my absolute favorite recipes. My husband and daughter love it and it's pretty easy to make."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.