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Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

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 YIELD: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
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 1. 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 for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 349 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 757mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269393
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2017

"I fixed this and everyone loved it!!"

redcow User ID: 47124 259644
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1122812 259265
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4723782 253981
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016 Edited Sep. 13, 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 User ID: 1603339 252757
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Flavor was good, but the pork chops were overdone."

Levitayte User ID: 8329253 240327
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Make them all the time,we loved them"

ejt325 User ID: 4790999 227400
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

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

annaf27 User ID: 5217952 219427
Reviewed 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."

SunnyD312 User ID: 6351200 217827
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"I didn't have the veggies on hand, so I just mixed and used the sauce. My kids (8 and 4 -- both picky eaters) absolutely LOVED it. First time in ages both of them have cleaned their plates."

eatily User ID: 7535650 217101
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"I decided to try this as I wanted to make pork chops differently than we are used to. My family kept saying the smell was awesome! We were all surprised at how tender the pork chops were. We didnt even need a knife! The taste was even better than it smelled. This is a definite keeper!!"

cinjean48 User ID: 4583376 51511
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"Great recipe!! I'm going to try this with chicken next time."

Treeni User ID: 182152 51531
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Good stuff! Made the sauce with less onion, used all I had, which was actually just a shallot. Left out the pepper, don't like when they get so soggy. Use a homemade ketchup (with no corn syrup) and put in a little red pepper flakes. Used a pork loin. This was really good!"

robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 51463
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Family loved it! Followed exactly except used boneless pork chops and reduced cooking time"

Margaret Susan User ID: 5877365 45130
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I have made this recipe for many years and it has become my husband's and my favorite pork meal. I have substituted pork steaks for the pork chops. The sauce is so delicious. We serve our meal over mashed potatoes. This is a main stay at our home."

pschube User ID: 2658481 21817
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"I used a pork roast instead of chops and served with brown rice. I would use more veggies next time. Delicious!"

JKcooks User ID: 4861957 51510
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I have been making this recipe since i found it in the mid nineties.I have however converted it to a skillet preparation,and i actually prefer that method over the slow cooker.One of mine and my husbands favorites!!"

kitchenmouseof5 User ID: 3358765 47728
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Very good, although I added more brown sugar for a little sweter but still tangy taste."

twinkle_toes User ID: 544493 16744
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"This has been a mainstay slow cooker recipe in our home. Am travelling to Florida for two months. This recipe will definitely go with me."

wanda538 User ID: 4272210 50030
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009

"Great recipe, I use a small amount of rosemary, and 1/2 ketchup, 1/2 chili sauce. came out really good."

mrs_h User ID: 3544768 26454
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"This is my husband's favorite recipe. I use boneless pork chops and use a total cooking time of 4 hours on low (my crockpot usually cooks quicker than others)."

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