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Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

(16 Votes)
1 Hr 5 Min

If you're looking for the sweet and sour sauce they serve in Chinese restaurants, no need to buy bottled when our freshly made version tastes a million times better. We bet you'll agree our Sweet and Sour Pork Chops are amazing!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, with liquid reserved
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3 carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 to 6 pork loin chops, 1 inch thick
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine reserved pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar; cook 5 minutes, until hot. Add pineapple chunks, carrots, and green pepper; remove from heat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil; add chops and brown.
  4. In a shallow baking dish, arrange chops; spread pineapple-vegetable mixture over top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25-35 minutes, until chops are done and vegetables are crisp-tender.


Serve over rice.

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Tried this recipe to the letter. A real disaster. Chops were tough, vegetables were crispy fresh, like they never cooked. Wife suggested using the slow cooker next time, if there is a next time. Don't know if I should discard or use the slow cooker. .

Hi there! We're sorry that this recipe did not turn out right for you. If you would like to make this recipe in a slow cooker, we recommend cooking it on LOW for 6-7 hours or until tender. Enjoy!

Could use country style ribs with this receipe

I don't cook very often, but I cooked this today and it turned out great! Very tender and delicious.

If i were to marinate the chops all day in the sauce before baking them, how would I do it?

The sauce had an overwhelming ketchup taste.

Is it the tomato taste you didn't care for or the ketchup taste? You could use tomato paste with brown sugar and vinegar to your taste, but maybe it's the sour part that doesn't appeal to you. There's another recipe here for porchops cooked in prunes and apricots that sounds good.

do i need cider vineger or is there a substitute?

Vinegar is what gives it the sour taste, hence sweet and sour pork. If you're asking if you can use another vinegar, you can use just white vinegar. There really isn't another substitute to make it sour. You could just make it sweet pork. Enjoy!

They sell a rice vinegar in the Asian isle in most grocery stores.

Have to try this! Just wondering, can the sauce be frozen? I'm a single, so this would be a LOT of sauce for me.

Great question! The answer is YES! You can prepare the recipe through Step 2, cool it and then freeze it. When you are ready to use the sauce, thaw it and proceed to Step 3. Enjoy!

A real good recipe for pork. I use 1 whole green pepper and add 1 small chopped onion.

If this sauce is too sweet for you, Chung King makes a great sweet & sour sauce. You can find it in your grocer's oriental food section.

This was very good. Pineapple should be in juice, not in syrup. I added a clove of minced garlic.

It was too sweet for us,I would not do this again.

If being too sweet was the only problem why not just leave out the sugar or use the pineapple and replace the juice with water?

It was really sweet for us.

Very good basic recipe I use 3 sliced baby carrots (too much carrots is overwhelming I always use baby carrots) 1 thinly sliced onion and a can of drained mushrooms salt pepper & 1/2 t garlic powder!


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