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No-Fuss Pork Chops

These tender, mouthwatering chops taste a bit like sweet-and-sour pork but require little attention or time. I prepare them year-round, whenever I'm on a tight schedule but still want something scrumptious.—Sally Jones, Lancaster, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • Hot cooked noodles and sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • Mix first 4 ingredients. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat; brown pork chops on both sides. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, saute onions in remaining oil over medium heat until tender. Add juice mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Add pork chops; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 2-3 minutes. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving. If desired, serve over noodles and top with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 315 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • qpsbailey
    Jan 21, 2020

    Outstanding, we doubled the sauce and served it over brown rice. Also served with cottage cheese/pineapple slices.

  • bookworm68
    Sep 5, 2019

    I also doubled the sauce and served with potatoes and sliced carrots. My family really enjoyed it. It is very definitely a keeper

  • Jeancooks
    Jun 13, 2019

    Excellent recipe! I only had two, thin bone-in pork chops, but doubled the sauce. They came out a tad dry, so since they were thin, I may have overcooked them? I followed Gale's suggestions which worked well. I used a 6-oz can of pineapple juice, along with a small container of drained pineapple tidbits. Added the juice with the sauce and the tidbits towards the end. I made a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up a bit. Besides a little regular onion, I added a good handful of a frozen pepper and onion mix. I had this some brown rice. I will try this another time with chicken, meatballs or shrimp. Thanks for this great recipe!

  • Gale
    Feb 12, 2019

    This is a quick and easy sweet and sour recipe. I have used the sauce with pork, chicken and meatballs. I did use the entire can of pineapple juice (6 oz.) rather than throw out what is left plus I added a fruit cup of pineapple in its own juice to make enough for 2 servings as I live alone and like plenty of sauce. I thickened the sauce with a little cornstarch slurry and for those who want to add some green pepper, go ahead. Definitely a repeat recipe for me as I love sweet and sour! This is a recipe that can easily be increased to make larger quantities.

  • L
    Dec 22, 2018

    I made this last night, as written except I doubled the sauce due to reviews, I was so glad I did! This recipe is a keeper!!! My son and his girlfriend devoured it, going back for more, "that sauce is bomb mom!" The only recommendation I have, double the sauce-you'll need it!

  • browns19fan
    Mar 22, 2018

    We both enjoyed this very much. I used only one onion and two large pork chops, which I brined prior to cooking, but made the full amount of sauce. Because I used a red onion the sauce was very dark, as though it contained blackberries. I added about 2 teaspoons of “quick” tapioca and it thickened the sauce nicely. We’ll be having this again, for sure.

  • ephelan80
    Mar 19, 2018

    As other reviewers said, this recipe is DELICIOUS! I made only 2 chops and used 1 onion, but I didn't cut the sauce in half and it was perfect. If I make 4 chops, I will double the sauce and serve over brown rice. I used the juice from canned pineapple chunks, then I made Caramelized Pineapple (melt 2 Tbsp butter in skillet, add pineapple and sprinkle pineapple with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Cook until caramelized, basting pineapple with butter/sugar mixture.) Delicious!

  • scotland1
    Jul 17, 2017

    OMG! The best tasting Pork Chops I have eaten. This is my go to recipes the next time.

  • mel0n
    Sep 22, 2014

    Very yummy. I doubled the recipe for the sauce and thickened it with cornstarch and served it as a gravy. The pork chops were tender and had a nice flavor.

  • christmascoffee
    Jan 15, 2014

    This is wonderful.I make a little more sauce because we like it,I serve it over noodles.