Mother-in-Law's Chops Recipe -
Mother-in-Law's Chops Recipe

Mother-in-Law's Chops

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"The easiest and most tender pork chops. You can cut them with a fork."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chops and onion slices in a casserole dish. In a bowl mix together: vinegar, ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Pour mixture over chops. Bake in oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 18, 2006

This was easy to prepare, and delicious! The chops were very tender. I took advice from other reviewers, and baked it covered until the last 20 minutes. Thank you for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2003

these chops were VERY dry. I even cut the cooking time down by 30-40 mins. The recipe didn't indicate whether to use bone-in or not so I used the boneless. I think the sauce was like a BBQ sauce. I could've used a bottled sauce and taste the same. Sorry, I will not be making this again. I don't seem to have much luck with pork...

May 18, 2006

This receipe was delicious. My husband and daughter just loved it. The porkchops were amazingly tender. I did change the receipe a little. Instead of 1/2 cup of ketchup, I used 1/4 cup ketchup and 1/4 cup tomato sauce, only because a few reviews said the chops tasted to ketchupy.

Oct 03, 2007

I overcooked my chops a little, but they still came out really tender and flavorsome. If I were to make this again, I would cut the onion into thick wedges - I sliced them quite thinly, and most of them baked away to nothing. A very simple, inexpensive and tasty meal. Thanks, Cindy!

Dec 25, 2003

I took PaulGowan's advice and used half ketchup, half tomato sauce and we really liked it. Will definitely make again.

Jan 12, 2009

These are really good. Thinner chops need less cooking time. I add a bunch of spices to the sauce, and the chops come out moist and delicious everytime.

Jun 28, 2007

This is such an easy tasty recipe that I make for my family over and over. I make it exactely as stated and it comes out very tender every time.

Jul 14, 2003

Good flavor (I omitted the sugar and added 1/2 t. Worchestershire), but the chops were not very tender. I didn't cover the pan because the recipe didn't say to. There was plenty of liquid in the pan at the end, however. If anyone else has success with this recipe, I hope they'll post a review saying how they did it!


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 14.7 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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