Sweet and Sour Pork

Ingredients

4 boneless pork chops, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup chicken broth

Directions

In a frying pan, sauté onion, pepper and celery in oil for a few minutes. Remove vegetable mixture from pan and set aside. In the same frying pan, add some more oil and the garlic. Add and brown the pork, seasoning with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice and ketchup. Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth stirring until mixture thickens and clears, then add the chicken broth mixture to the rest of the sauce.

Add the vegetable mixture to the pork and pour the sauce over top. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

From Laurie Duncan

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Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops

Ingredients

cooking spray
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. While pork is cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl; set aside. Reduce heat to medium-low; add honey mixture to the pork. Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once. Remove pork from the skillet and allow the sauce to boil until thickened and slightly reduced for a glaze, 3-5 minutes. Spoon glaze over the pork before serving.

* To make ahead/freezer meal – Brown the pork as directed above and once browned, remove and allow to cool. Place cooled pork chops into a freezer storage bag. Add the remaining ingredients to the bag, seal and freeze. When ready to prepare, remove from the freezer and defrost, Transfer the contents into a crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.

From What’s Cooking, Chicago?


Ritz Cracker Pork Chops

Ingredients

1 cup Ritz crackers (or other butter crackers), crushed
garlic salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
2 eggs, beaten
4 pork chops

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a shallow bowl, combine crushed crackers, garlic salt and pepper; mix well. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together. Dip your pork chops in the egg batter and then in the cracker mixture. Place the pork chops in a casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes.

Adapted from All Recipes

Tangy Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 pork chops
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
lemon slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine ingredients in bowl.  Place pork chops in single layer baking dish and pour sauce over top.  Place 1 slice of lemon on top of each pork chop. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes.