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Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

Fancy enough for company, these mouthwatering pork chops also make a great family meal. I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Since my husband and I just had our first child, this recipe is so convenient—I start it during naptime for a no-fuss supper later.—Karol Hines, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Tangy Pork Chops

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Make them all the time,we loved them"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

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

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."

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."

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!!"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

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

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!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

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

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I have made this recipe for many years and it has become my husband's and my favorite pork meal. I have substituted pork steaks for the pork chops. The sauce is so delicious. We serve our meal over mashed potatoes. This is a main stay at our home."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"I used a pork roast instead of chops and served with brown rice. I would use more veggies next time. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I have been making this recipe since i found it in the mid nineties.I have however converted it to a skillet preparation,and i actually prefer that method over the slow cooker.One of mine and my husbands favorites!!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Very good, although I added more brown sugar for a little sweter but still tangy taste."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"This has been a mainstay slow cooker recipe in our home. Am travelling to Florida for two months. This recipe will definitely go with me."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009

"Great recipe, I use a small amount of rosemary, and 1/2 ketchup, 1/2 chili sauce. came out really good."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"This is my husband's favorite recipe. I use boneless pork chops and use a total cooking time of 4 hours on low (my crockpot usually cooks quicker than others)."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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