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Red-Cooked Pork Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 15 min.
A Chinese method of cooking that turns food dark red with soy sauce, these chops are typically flavored with five spices.


  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs minced onion
  • 2 Tbs five spice
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed


  • In large self-sealing bag, mix together brown sugar, hoisin, soy sauce, Worcestershire, sesame oil, onion, five spice, ginger and garlic. Add pork chops, seal bag and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  • Prepare medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill. Drain chops, discarding marinade. Grill* chops over direct heat for 8-10 minutes, turning once until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 F.
  • *Alternatively, place in a shallow roasting pan and roast at 400 F. for 20-25 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with warm flour tortillas, hot cooked rice with green onions and roasted peanuts, and a cucumber, Mandarin orange and red onion vinaigrette salad.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 170
  Calories from Fat 66 (39%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(18%)Cholesterol 55mg
(9%)Sodium 220mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(44%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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