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Tangy Tender Pork Chops

“I’ve used this recipe for many years and always get compliments when I serve it.” The tender chops pair well with the saucy onion-and-pepper topping. This would also be fantastic served with mashed potatoes. Mrs. Thomas Maust - Berlin, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into rings


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chops in oil in batches. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • In the same pan, saute celery and chopped onion in butter until tender. Stir in the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until slightly reduced, 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over chops. Top with sliced onion and pepper rings. Cover and bake until a thermometer reads 145°, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 284 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • 1968Debra
    Feb 24, 2012

    We had this last night & really liked it. I had a red pepper on hand & used that. It made the dish more sweet than savory. It is in the keep pile for pork chops.

  • RobMarsh_Jax
    Mar 4, 2011

    I love this recipe I plan to make it a staple in my home

  • deborahn
    Apr 9, 2010

    I was looking for a pork chop recipe this morning and cam across this one. I had all the ingredients. It takes a little time, but absolutely worth it. The sauce was so good I even put it on my mashed potatoes. YUMMY!