I tried a new recipe for pork chops last night. Usually a brand new recipe will need a few revisions before it’s ready to be shared here. Not the case this time, they were incredible! The sauce is sweet and tangy (“sweetangy” 😉 ) and tastes just like the kind you would have on a typical order of pork short ribs from a Chinese restaurant, except homemade and even more delicious.
4-6 pork chops (depending on their size and thickness)
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic (equivalent to 2 cloves)
1) Warm a little oil in a large skillet. Brown the pork chops on both sides but do not cook through yet.
2) Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour over the pork chops in the skillet. Bring to a boil, lower the heat a simmer for 8-10 minutes. Do not cover the meat and sauce while it simmers, you want to allow it to evaporate so that the sauce thickens a bit. So good!
3) Serve these alongside or on top of some fluffy rice and your favorite veggie.
We ate these up so fast last night that I didn’t even have a second to snap a quick photo. I took a bite to try it, and the next thing I knew all of our plates were clean. Next time I’ll have a little more self control, I promise. 😛 My husband mentioned that this sauce would taste great on chicken as well and I cannot wait to try this same sauce over some chicken in a crock pot. After it cooks I’ll shred it and make an amazing pulled chicken sandwich.