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Pork Chops with Sweet Sour Sauce

Course Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic, pork chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories 469 kcal


  • 2 bone-in pork chops 2 1" thick bone in pork chops
  • salt salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • .25 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 rosemary springs 3 rosemary springs
  • 1 tablespoon capers 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
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  1. Season the pork chops with salt and ½ teaspoon sugar. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high. Cook chops, without touching them, until well browned underneath, about 3 minutes. Turn and cook the other side for another minute, slightly browned. Transfer to a plate (they will not be cooked), reduce the heat.

  2. Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil into the same skillet and add the shallot and garlic. Cook stirring often until softened and just beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. 

  3. Add the vinegar and remaining tablespoon of sugar to the skillet. Cook until the vinegar is nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes. 

  4. Add rosemary, capers and ½ cup water to the skillet. Season with salt. Reduce the heat as needed to maintain a very low simmer. Add butter and swirl pan continuously until the sauce becomes smooth and emulsified. 

  5. Return the pork chops to the skillet arranging darker side up. Simmer gently in sauce until the chops are cooked about 3-5 minutes.

  6. Transfer pork chops to plate and spoon sauce over it.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Chops with Sweet Sour Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 565mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.