This is a one-pot dish that my mother-in-law has made for years. It's very simple and extremely tasty. You could substitute chicken for the pork, or use orzo pasta instead of rice. It can also be made ahead and frozen for the days when you don't want to cook.

Helen
Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil in a large iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with a little salt and pepper, then brown them in the hot oil on both sides. Remove the chops to a plate, and add the syrup, tomato sauce, and tarragon. Reduce heat to medium-low, and when the sauce mixture is warm, return the pork chops to the sauce, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the chops are cooked through.

    Advertisement
  • Remove the chops from the sauce, and set aside, keeping warm. Add the rice to the sauce, cover, and cook until rice is tender, about 10 minutes. Serve rice and sauce with pork chops over the top.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; 29.7 g protein; 40.8 g carbohydrates; 80.4 mg cholesterol; 603.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
Unbelieveable what pancake syrup and tomato sauce can do for pork chops. My family loved it. Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/08/2003
I WASNT IMPRESSED WITH THIS RECIPE. TOO MUCH TOMATOE FLAVOR FOR ME. Read More
(9)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
Unbelieveable what pancake syrup and tomato sauce can do for pork chops. My family loved it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
Unbelieveable what pancake syrup and tomato sauce can do for pork chops. My family loved it. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
I loved it. I am not a big pork chop fan at all. This is absolutely delicious. My fiancee & can't believe how good a little tomato sauce and maple syrup make the pork chops. Highly recommended! Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
05/08/2003
I WASNT IMPRESSED WITH THIS RECIPE. TOO MUCH TOMATOE FLAVOR FOR ME. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
07/31/2007
Sorry. We were not fond of this recipe I think those that love tomato sause would love this though. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Excellent!! My husband and I thought it was very flavorful. I added extra pepper. The one thing that I did change was the rice. I used brown rice already made up and just added it to the sauce and heated it together. The pork was tender. I used boneless pork chops. We will make it again. Read More
(4)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2012
Pressed for time no time to shop so searched for a recipe by ingredients I had on hand. This fit that category however I was a skeptic. Wow! Husband raved and I loved it to. Next time I will top browned Pork chops with onion slices before simmering in sauce. Otherwise 5 stars. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2017
Tasty (not mind-blowing) and easy! I added some garlic powder to the pork chops when browning them which was a good addition. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
simply the best pork chops and gravy. Quick and easy Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/03/2019
Not impressed but is will do in a pinch. The rice did not cook well enough in the time allowed and everything was a little dry. If there was an instant pot version of this it may work better. Read More