These are fabulous pork chops. Pork is very lean, and this quick broiling method keeps the meat juicy and succulent. Serve with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes for a complete meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside half of the sauce.

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  • Preheat broiler.

  • Brush both sides of the chops with sauce. Place chops on broiling pan rack. Broil about 4 inches from the heat for 4 minutes on each side. Brush with more sauce. Continue broiling, turning and basting every 3 to 4 minutes, until juices run clear. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 23.7g 47% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 59.4mg 20% DV; sodium 815.9mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2006
I actually pan-fried my pork chops with the sauce and the doneness was perfect. Pan-frying especially for beginners is the easiest way to ensure that the pork is not overdone (you can poke at the meat to feel when it's cooked). I also marinated the chops with some of the sauce for half-an-hour before frying it - don't leave it marinating for too long or the vinegar will denature the meat. Changes to sauce: cut back the ketchup a little double the Worcestershire sauce and halve the vinegar add more brown sugar (this cuts down on the sourness and helps the sauce to caramelise and become sticky). Make more sauce you'll find it disappearing as you baste. You may want to fry some garlic before adding the chops. This sauce is reminiscent of a bbq sauce as others have pointed out but it's lighter and doesn't smother the meat like bbq sauce can. With the changes it's superb with pork. I'm definitely noting it down. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2003
This was not that good. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and cooked them in a grill pan basting with the sauce. The sauce is pretty bland and the taste of chili powder is not appetizing in this. My husband did not care for this either. I won't make this again. Read More
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228 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2006
I actually pan-fried my pork chops with the sauce and the doneness was perfect. Pan-frying especially for beginners is the easiest way to ensure that the pork is not overdone (you can poke at the meat to feel when it's cooked). I also marinated the chops with some of the sauce for half-an-hour before frying it - don't leave it marinating for too long or the vinegar will denature the meat. Changes to sauce: cut back the ketchup a little double the Worcestershire sauce and halve the vinegar add more brown sugar (this cuts down on the sourness and helps the sauce to caramelise and become sticky). Make more sauce you'll find it disappearing as you baste. You may want to fry some garlic before adding the chops. This sauce is reminiscent of a bbq sauce as others have pointed out but it's lighter and doesn't smother the meat like bbq sauce can. With the changes it's superb with pork. I'm definitely noting it down. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2003
Absolutely wonderful! I have been looking for a new way of cooking pork chops! I used boneless pork chops. I did not have any vinegar so I used lemon juice instead and added garlic salt to taste. I also prefer to do things the easy way so I threw the chops in the crock pot poured the sauce over them set the temp to high and let it cook for about 4 1/2 hours. They came out so tender that we could cut then with a fork and one chop (that was thinner) actually fell apart in the crock pot. When we finished them up I was sad that we did not have more! I would give this one more than 5 stars if I could. Deffinantly a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2003
I used the thick pork chops from Costco and followed the directions exactly. We really enjoyed these...especially my extremely picky 9 year old son. We will definately be making this again. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2003
This was not that good. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and cooked them in a grill pan basting with the sauce. The sauce is pretty bland and the taste of chili powder is not appetizing in this. My husband did not care for this either. I won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
I was a little disappointed after reading all the great reviews! Unless i did something wrong. I basted every 3 minutes & did this a total of 5 different times (till the juices ran clear) Mine came out burnt I moved them down & didnt place directly under broiler after the 3rd time.. They were o.k. But NOT fast like ppl said... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made these for dinner tonight and they came out very well. My older brother who is a notoriously picky eater and rarely will try anything I make ate two pork chops! I consider that a definite sign of success. I was a little skeptical about the recipe after reading other reviews but was very pleased with the way they turned out. Very simple and easy to prepare. I didn't have any paprika OR chili powder so I used cayenne and parsley instead. I also substituted 1/3 of the ketchup for BBQ sauce after reading other reviewers' complaints. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
We thought these were really good. Even my son thought they were good (and that is saying something). I cooked them on the grill instead of broiling. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2003
I think this had a little too much ketchup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2003
This is a definite personal taste recipe. My family and I are not huge fans of barbeque so this recipe is not for us. However if you really like barbeque (and more importantly barbeque sauce) then you'll probably really like this recipe. The pork turned out really tender - a first that I've encountered! That was really great! I wanted to avoid the "too ketchupy" taste that others wrote of so I substituted 1/4 c. barbeque sauce for a 1/4 c. ketchup. It actually turned out well my family just doesn't like barbeque. Anyway thanks for sharing! Read More
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