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Hawaiian Pork Chops

Looking for a great last-minute meal when friends drop in? Hampton, Virginia's Michelle Cavalier recommends one of her husband's sweet-and-sour favorites. “This is so easy, tastes just like Hawaiian pizza, and I usually have all ingredients on hand.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute green pepper and onion in remaining 1 teaspoon oil until almost tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, pineapple, ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil. Return pork to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 5-7 minutes. Remove and keep warm.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with pork and, if desired, rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce: 250 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
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  • Jay E
    Aug 28, 2020

    These were very good a little sweet and a little sour. Had plenty of sauce left over and saved it for some more rice next week.

  • Jonathan
    Jun 18, 2020

    With a few modifications I made a meal that my family absolutely loved. When I first read through this I realized that it needed to be spicy up front to offset the sweet. To accomplish that I added 3 jalapenos, 1 TBS of crushed red pepper, and I also added some minced garlic. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what ketchup added so I left it out. As written this recipe probably isn't so good, but with a few modifications you can make a great dish.

  • Kate415
    Jun 5, 2020

    Blah!!!!!!! We kept adding salt trying to create some flavor. The only flavor that came through was ketchup, the pineapple was non-existent. I didn’t finish my chop as it was just too unappetizing. Will never make again.

  • msbink
    Apr 12, 2020

    No comment left

  • jillybean730
    Feb 16, 2014

    Very easy and very good! I didn't have any green peppers, but I had everything else on the ingredients list, so I thought I would try this last night for a change in our normal pork chop meal. I used a bit more onion than what it calls for, and I used crushed pineapple instead of chunks because it was what I had in the cupboard. Very flavorful! I will definitely be making this again!

  • nesta85way
    Dec 2, 2013

    I thought this was bland and tasteless, which surprised me. I won't even finish my plate. It is easy, but I won't fix it again.

  • atch0013
    Oct 11, 2011

    This is very good but I did make some modifications. I substituted fresh cut up pinnapple and also added some garlic, fresh seedless jalapeno peper and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper to balance the sweetness of the original recipe and to add depth.

  • atch0013
    Oct 11, 2011

    This is very good but I did make some modifications. I added fresh cut up pinnapple and also some garlic, fresh seedless jalapeno peper and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper to balance the sweetness of the original recipe and to add depth.

  • uh60cw3wife
    Jul 7, 2010

    this was very easy to make. It will be a regular at our dinner table.

  • nancyk66
    Jan 4, 2010

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