Tangy Pork Chops Recipe
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Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

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When my husband and I had our first child, we found this recipe so convenient. I could start it during nap time and we’d enjoy an easy, satisfying dinner that night. —Karol Hines, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 349 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Place chops in a 3-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with pepper. Add the onions, celery, green pepper and tomatoes. Combine the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and bouillon; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Pork Chops in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p25

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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buxtehude User ID: 4723782 253981
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016 Edited Sep. 13, 2016

"I did not care for this at all. I followed the recipe exactly, but the finished dish had a strong vinegar taste. I would not make this again nor would I recommend it.

I reheated the leftovers after a few days in the refrigerator and it was better. The strong vinegar taste has gone away and the flavors have blended a little better. It was ok but not great."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 252757
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Flavor was good, but the pork chops were overdone."

Levitayte User ID: 8329253 240327
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Make them all the time,we loved them"

ejt325 User ID: 4790999 227400
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"The pork chops turned out pretty tough, but it was really good."

annaf27 User ID: 5217952 219427
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"We won't be making this one again. The pork chops were still somewhat tough after cooking for the allotted time. The flavors weren't interesting enough either. My husband and I agreed that this was not a keeper."

SunnyD312 User ID: 6351200 217827
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"I didn't have the veggies on hand, so I just mixed and used the sauce. My kids (8 and 4 -- both picky eaters) absolutely LOVED it. First time in ages both of them have cleaned their plates."

eatily User ID: 7535650 217101
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"I decided to try this as I wanted to make pork chops differently than we are used to. My family kept saying the smell was awesome! We were all surprised at how tender the pork chops were. We didnt even need a knife! The taste was even better than it smelled. This is a definite keeper!!"

cinjean48 User ID: 4583376 51511
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"Great recipe!! I'm going to try this with chicken next time."

Treeni User ID: 182152 51531
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Good stuff! Made the sauce with less onion, used all I had, which was actually just a shallot. Left out the pepper, don't like when they get so soggy. Use a homemade ketchup (with no corn syrup) and put in a little red pepper flakes. Used a pork loin. This was really good!"

robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 51463
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Family loved it! Followed exactly except used boneless pork chops and reduced cooking time"

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