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Tender Sweet ‘n’ Sour Pork Chops

The recipe for these moist, tender pork chops was given to me years ago by my best friend. It's become one of my family's favorites and we enjoy it often. Hope you do, too! —Gina Young, Lamar, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    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


  • Sprinkle pork chops with pepper. In a large 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.
  • 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.
  • Return chops to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until meat is tender.
Nutrition 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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  • jstowellsupermom
    Dec 27, 2020

    We all got the clean plate award for this recipe! I doubled the sauce and added a bag of frozen broccoli to help round out the meal.

  • Cathy
    Jun 19, 2020

    I made it for dinner tonight. It was delicious. Will definitely be making it again. Served with Fried rice and steamed broccoli.

  • Linda
    Mar 16, 2019

    Made this for dinner tonight! Husband said this is a keeper. Make this as much as you want. I followed the recipe but added some sliced onion and a sliced red pepper and some minced garlic. Served it on a bed of rice.

  • recipehound54
    Nov 20, 2018

    I made the recipe as printed except for using regular soy sauce since I was out of reduced sodium. For me, the key was making sure that the pork chops were browned until there was a nice seared crispness on the outside. I used boneless center cut pork chops and trimmed excess fat to keep it healthier. Loved the fact that these ingredients are what most people have on hand and that it's a quick meal that tastes like you worked hard to put a hearty meal on the table. I was worried that they would not taste as sweet and sour as we liked but these pork chops were delicious. A baked potato and green salad made for a healthy, tasty meal! This recipe is a keeper for us!

  • Shir
    Jul 16, 2018

    Can I bake this in the oven

  • Jesicca
    Jun 2, 2018

    I added a little minced garlic, and some diced onion to this. It was incredible! Even my picky 10 year old ate it!!!

  • Jeanette
    Dec 5, 2017

    This was really good. Great flavor! I added carrots, red pepper, pineapple and chestnuts to the skillet and made it a full meal.

  • JCV4
    May 6, 2017

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

  • Trubee
    Nov 25, 2014

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

  • lmmanda
    Jul 15, 2014

    Very good, we really liked the sauce.