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Tropical Pork Chops Recipe

Tropical Pork Chops Recipe

I WAS FORTUNATE to visit my grandmother's birthplace in Hawaii, where I met relatives who taught me how to make this dish. It's been a family favorite since I brought the recipe home. The pineapple is a sweet surprise. -Jeanette Babineau, Grand Junction, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. In a skillet, cook pork, onion and garlic in oil until meat is browned. Add water and reserved sauce. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink, adding more water if needed. Stir in pineapple and heat through. Serve over rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 248 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 248116
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"Tasty! I only used 1 T. Mustard after reading other reviews. I will probably make again. I also drained the pineapple. Sauce is thin so you may want to thicken it with some cornstarch."

fayefoods User ID: 8168543 243285
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"This is a family favorite. I've been making this recipe on a regular basis for 10 years."

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 52335
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I agree with the previous review the taste of the mustard is to strong, it over powers all of the other flavors. Next time I will only use 1 tablespoon of mustard. Other than that it was easy to make & good !"

hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 52112
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"This had way too much mustard for my taste and I like mustard. I ended up making twice the amount of sauce but with half the amount of mustard. I wasn't sure if pineapple was supposed to be drained so I added half the juice from the can. I really liked it with these minor adjustments."

elise87 User ID: 2241305 23286
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"A delicious sweet-sour pork dish>"

Carollizc User ID: 2124672 27808
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"I have been looking for a recipe like this for so long! I'll be serving it tomorrow night, and I'm really looking forward to it."

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