Pork with Plum Sauce


What better way to serve pork chops than with a sweet and tangy plum sauce! The combination of spices turns this ordinary pork dish into a family favorite! Serve with rice and sprinkle with cilantro.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 boneless pork chops

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 5 fresh plums, pitted and coarsely chopped


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper; cook in hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove pork chops to a plate.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium; cook and stir garlic in the skillet just until fragrant, 10 to 20 seconds. Pour in soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and cloves; bring to a boil. Stir the mixture until the brown sugar dissolves; add plums.

  3. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat, and simmer the mixture until the sauce has thickened and plums are very soft, about 45 minutes.

  4. Mash plums with a potato masher to an applesauce-like texture. Place pork chops back into the pan and cook in the sauce until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. A meat thermometer inserted into the middle of a chop should read 145 degrees (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 938mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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