Tangy Tender Pork Chops Recipe
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Tangy Tender Pork Chops Recipe

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“I’ve used this recipe for many years and always get compliments when I serve it.” The tender chops pair well with the saucy onion-and-pepper topping. This would also be fantastic served with mashed potatoes. Mrs. Thomas Maust - Berlin, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into rings

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 284 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chops in oil in batches. Transfer to a 13-in. x. 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In the same pan, saute celery and chopped onion in butter until tender. Stir in the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until slightly reduced.
  3. Pour sauce over chops. Top with sliced onion and pepper rings. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Pork Chops in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p57

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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1968Debra User ID: 5605293 167723
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"We had this last night & really liked it. I had a red pepper on hand & used that. It made the dish more sweet than savory. It is in the keep pile for pork chops."

RobMarsh_Jax User ID: 5514045 185037
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"I love this recipe I plan to make it a staple in my home"

deborahn User ID: 1761412 169149
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I was looking for a pork chop recipe this morning and cam across this one. I had all the ingredients. It takes a little time, but absolutely worth it. The sauce was so good I even put it on my mashed potatoes. YUMMY!"

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