Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops for 2 Recipe
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Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops for 2 Recipe

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"I remember cooking with my mother when I was younger," recalls Dennis Wolcott of Blossburg, Pennsylvania. "She would make pork chops in a barbecue sauce that I love. This simple yet delicious dish remains a favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 388 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 745 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until pork juices run clear. Spoon sauce over pork chops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p14

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"Hurricane Sandy is making landfall in Atlantic City today and, not knowing if I would have electricity, I wanted a quick meal to prepare. This was a great choice. It was easy and very good. The next time I make this I will take Ken's suggestion and drain off the fat before adding the sauce to the pan. The sauce was tasty and it didn't cover up the flavor of the pork. I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Meh. I used boneless instead of bone-in. They took much longer to cook through than the recipe called for. The end result wasn't very tender and the barbecue sauce wasn't our favorite. A little bland and sweet."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"Made this tonight again, had made this years ago and found this in my recipe box, I forgot how delicious and easy this is! Moved to the front of the box!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Simple, quick & so good. We will be having these again."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2008

"Made these last night, easy to fix and everybody loved it. Used boneless chops instead of boned in. After browning chops, I drained excess oil. Chops come out very juicy and tender. Will be making these often. Ken from Amarillo, Texas"

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