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Tender Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops Recipe

Tender Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops Recipe

“The recipe for these moist, tender pork chops was given to me years ago by my best friend," recalls Gina Young from Lamar, Colorado. "It's become one of my family's favorites and we enjoy it often. Hope you do, too!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook pork over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add the water, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to skillet; stir to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Return chops to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 198 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 265606
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"This was very easy to make and tasted great! I did add one minced clove of garlic to the sauce."

Trubee User ID: 8125324 161770
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Will definitely make again, pork was moist and gravy was very flavorful."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 161768
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"Very good, we really liked the sauce."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 146925
Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"Tonight's dinner were these! Absolutely delish ~ definitey a keeper. Used 2 pork xchops only, but kept sauce ingredients same. Will let sauce cook a bit longer next time so it gets a bit thicker. Finger and plate lickin' good!!"

campergramma User ID: 6954605 94010
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"This was excellent and I will absolutely be making it again. There are only two of us, so I (obviously) only used 2 pork chops. I kept the sauce ingredients the same though and prepared Arborio rice as I was out of wild rice. I served with steamed broccoli and a Rosso Coppola which is a blended wine. It was an excellent pairing. And to be able to bring in such an impressive meal in under thirty minutes (and economically as well!) puts this way up on the list of make-again! Thanks so much for submitting this!"

EHoch User ID: 5910319 161732
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This rated very well with me, my husband & my 6 year old daughter! I will be making this again!"

kgalloway2 User ID: 2965850 100369
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"The first time I made these my 7 yr old told me they were so good she almost passed out! It's now a regular recipe at our house."

PrincessM7 User ID: 6044679 94008
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"This was healthy, quick and tasty. I will definitely be making this again."

andreecalhoun User ID: 1663380 208458
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"I've made the recipe several times, it has become a family favorite of ours as well. Sometimes I thicken the sauce a bit, and we like to have extra sauce for the rice I serve with it. Just delicious!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 167582
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"The sauce is great but the chops were very tough. But I seem to always have this problem with boneless pork chops. Is there some trick to cooking these? If I made this again I would use bone in pork chops."

TBS User ID: 4133304 93788
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2009

"Very tasty and easy to make."

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