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Tangy Pork Chops

When my husband and I had our first child, we found this recipe so convenient. I could start it during nap time and we’d enjoy an easy, satisfying dinner that night. —Karol Hines, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice or mashed potatoes, optional


  • Place chops in a 3-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with pepper. Add the onions, celery, green pepper and tomatoes. Combine the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and bouillon; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high about 30 minutes or until thickened. If desired, serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 349 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • Denny
    Dec 2, 2019

    OH this was absolutely horrible. I followed directions exactly and this had no taste, the pork chops were so overdone and we ended up cleaning all the tomatoes, pepper and onions off the chops and gave it to the dogs. This was just bland and no tangy taste whatsoever.

  • jane6volt
    Oct 20, 2017

    I have been making this recipe for years, and everyone in my house ( 4 now teen boys) is thrilled when they smell it cooking. They love the sweet/tangy taste, and request it often. Best part is that it's SOOOOO easy to make!! This will remain a staple in my meal plan for the foreseeable future. Love it!!!!!!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 13, 2017

    I fixed this and everyone loved it!!

  • redcow
    Jan 14, 2017

    Neither my husband or I were impressed by this recipe. He does not like "all that junk" on his meat. It is too hard to eat. I will not make these again. I had to add extra corn starch to thicken the sauce.

  • sandra Henslee
    Jan 5, 2017

    I have used this recipe for years and loved it. We serve it over rice and it is great comfort food on a cold winter night! I found that we like it better made with pork steak but really enjoy regular pork chops also.

  • buxtehude
    Sep 11, 2016

    I did not care for this at all. I followed the recipe exactly, but the finished dish had a strong vinegar taste. I would not make this again nor would I recommend it.I reheated the leftovers after a few days in the refrigerator and it was better. The strong vinegar taste has gone away and the flavors have blended a little better. It was ok but not great.

  • pajamaangel
    Aug 16, 2016

    Flavor was good, but the pork chops were overdone.

  • Levitayte
    Dec 27, 2015

    Make them all the time,we loved them

  • ejt325
    Jun 3, 2015

    The pork chops turned out pretty tough, but it was really good.

  • annaf27
    Feb 1, 2015

    We won't be making this one again. The pork chops were still somewhat tough after cooking for the allotted time. The flavors weren't interesting enough either. My husband and I agreed that this was not a keeper.