Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops Recipe
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Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops Recipe

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Two cheers for these appetizing chops from Kathy Kirkland of Denham Springs, Louisiana! “My husband used to get home from work before me, and one evening, he cooked this for dinner,” says Kathy. “We've used the same recipe ever since. It's delicious.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • Dash salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 212 calories, 7g fat (2g sat. fat), 55mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch


  1. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients.
  2. Place chops on a broiler pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 4 in. from heat 5 minutes. Turn; top with brown sugar mixture. Broil 4-5 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Spicy Pork Chops in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p12

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Made just as recipe states, except I had 8 pork chops. They were very good. Nice, quick weeknight meal served with baked potatoes and fresh veggies."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"I kinda followed the recipe. I took out the onions and I cooked my shops in a skillet on the stove top. I had beautiful chops...saucy and tender. Everything I was looking for. Great recipe"

Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"From an old retired meat cutter .... if you look close at the picture, you will notice the blade bone of a pork steak, and in no way resembles does it resemble any of the hundreds of thousands of pork chops I ever cut over 34 years. That's irrelevant as this recipe would work on either, pork steak or

chops, ad consider adding a nice B-B-Q sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"My chops were dry, not saucy like in the picture but they had a good flavor to them. Maybe next time I'll add some BBQ sauce or tomato sauce to make them more saucy."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"This tasted delicious! I agree with the previous review that it's plain to look at. However, the taste makes up for it. Served this over rice and it was a hit! It passed the family test and will be added into rotation. The only thing I'll do differently next time, is to just throw everything in the crockpot and cook on low all day."

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