Down-Home Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2023
Zippy sauce adds personality to these otherwise straightforward brown sugar pork chops. —Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin
Down-Home Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and brown on each side, 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add garlic to the pan; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in broth, brown sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Return chops to the pan; cover and simmer until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 6-8 minutes. Remove chops and keep warm.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into the broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with chops.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 219 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 375mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.