Tender Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops Recipe
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Tender Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops Recipe

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“The recipe for these moist, tender pork chops was given to me years ago by my best friend," recalls Gina Young from Lamar, Colorado. "It's become one of my family's favorites and we enjoy it often. Hope you do, too!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 198 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook pork over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add the water, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to skillet; stir to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Return chops to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until meat is tender.
    Freeze option: Cool pork mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 165°, stirring occasionally.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p15

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Will definitely make again, pork was moist and gravy was very flavorful."

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"Very good, we really liked the sauce."

Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"Tonight's dinner were these! Absolutely delish ~ definitey a keeper. Used 2 pork xchops only, but kept sauce ingredients same. Will let sauce cook a bit longer next time so it gets a bit thicker. Finger and plate lickin' good!!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"This was excellent and I will absolutely be making it again. There are only two of us, so I (obviously) only used 2 pork chops. I kept the sauce ingredients the same though and prepared Arborio rice as I was out of wild rice. I served with steamed broccoli and a Rosso Coppola which is a blended wine. It was an excellent pairing. And to be able to bring in such an impressive meal in under thirty minutes (and economically as well!) puts this way up on the list of make-again! Thanks so much for submitting this!"

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This rated very well with me, my husband & my 6 year old daughter! I will be making this again!"

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