Sweet Barbecued Pork Chops Recipe
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Sweet Barbecued Pork Chops Recipe

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I often prepare a double recipe of these tangy chops, then freeze half to keep on hand. They're so easy and taste so fresh, family and friends never guess this quick entree was frozen! —Susan Holderman, Fostoria, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup each ketchup, barbecue sauce, French salad dressing and honey

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 533 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches, brown pork chops 2-3 minutes on each side. Return all to pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 4-5 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Freeze option: Place pork chops in freezer containers; top with sauce. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring sauce and adding a little water if necessary.
Originally published as Sweet Barbecued Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 533 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

We really enjoyed the sauce in this recipe. I did think the pork itself needed a little seasoning like salt and pepper. I will definitely make the sauce again. I will probably try it with chicken next time. Overall very easy and tasty. I love the sweetness of the sauce.

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

Excellent recipe. Sauce was delicious!

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

I just tried it !! SIX STARS !!!

EASY - loved it too.


1 - Marinaded it in a small portion of the sauce for a half hr . Then discarded the sauce from the marinading bowl for sanitary reasons . Very little sauce was thrown away .

2- Chopped onions + let it sit for 10 mins because this improves the potency in the onions + garlic when You use it in any recipe .

3 - Browned it for 3 mins on each side like the recipe says in "Canola Oil " ...after this I washed out the pan and used "Olive oil " for 30 secs per side . Olive oil loses its goodness when in the pan too long and canola is generally a good + cheap cooking oil to work with .

4- After all the browning was done put it on very low and let it simmer for 20 mins

5 - Quickly gave the frying pan a light scrubbing + rinsing so nothing was caked on .

6 I froze the remaining portions

If YOu haven't tried this , I think You will find this very easy to prep , cook + clean after as well as a very enjoyable dish



Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

I have used this sauce recipe for chicken for years. My family LOVES it. I never thought to use it with pork chops. You can bet I will try it tomorrow.

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

Yum! The sauce was excellent and the pork chops were very tender. Will definitely make this again.

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