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Tangy Tender Pork Chops Recipe

Tangy Tender Pork Chops Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Tangy Tender Pork Chops

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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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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