Mistakenly Zesty Pork Chops


Yes, the title says it all! This recipe was created by mistake. While using another recipe as a guide, I made the mistake of using cocktail sauce instead of chili sauce. Well, this was the best darn mistake I have ever made. These pork chops had the most wonderful zip to them! Mistakes like this should happen more often!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 dash lemon juice

  • 4 pork chops

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • ½ cup cocktail sauce

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground dry mustard


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, honey, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and cool.

  2. Place the pork chops in a large, resealable plastic bag. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Drain the pork chops, and discard remaining marinade. Arrange the pork chops in a baking dish, cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

  5. In a bowl, blend the ketchup, cocktail sauce, brown sugar, water, and mustard. Pour over the pork chops, and continue baking 30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
6g Fat
72g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 4735mg 206%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 64g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 628mg 13%

* 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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