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San Francisco Pork Chops Recipe
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San Francisco Pork Chops

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"Tender chops in a delicious sauce are great over noodles or thin spaghetti."

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown chops in hot oil, about 5 minutes per side; remove pork to a plate, reserving oil in skillet.
  2. Cook and stir garlic in reserved drippings until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, and red pepper flakes in a bowl, dissolving brown sugar. Return pork chops to skillet and pour soy sauce mixture over the chops. Bring sauce to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to low. Simmer chops until tender, 30 to 35 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.
  3. Transfer chops to a serving platter. Whisk cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth; stir into pan juices and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour sauce over chops to serve.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr


  • Cook's Note:
  • I like it with a bit more red pepper than stated in the recipe. It gives it more zing. Also, I often leave the extra oil out of the sauce as the residual in the pan is usually enough. This works great with thinner chops as well, just reduce the simmering time or you'll get tough chops.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2013

These are great! Garnished with green onion just topped it off perfectly. Don't over cook these - mine were done in 20 minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2013

I liked this recipe because it is quick and easy, but to be honest, for me, who has a real sweet tooth, this was just too darn sweet.

Jul 22, 2013

Salty, yes. Just cut back on the soy sauce. I added extra garlic and it was delicious!

Feb 26, 2013

Make this for dinner, it was deliious and easy.

Feb 09, 2014

A little too much of the sauce for my family and myself.

Jan 02, 2014

Beautiful glossy looking sauce (although I only had to use half the cornstarch/water mix), but as so many others have said it's salty. Next time will increase the amount of broth (use low sod) and cut the soy in half. I had lovely inch thick chops which after searing and then covering (even tho I removed after only 10 minutes) were overdone. Would suggest leaving lid off pan and watching carefully. If you sear, 5-7" should be enough. Will def make again after tweaking to our tastes. Other reviewers suggestion of serving over/with egg noodles was perfect.

Dec 01, 2013

My family and I really liked this recipe. It was easy to make and tasty. Mine turned out salty and sweet.

Nov 20, 2013

The only thing that I changed in this recipe was that I seasoned the meat with onion and garlic powder, turmeric, Italian herbs, salt and black pepper. I also did not cook 30 minutes nor did I cook 5 minutes per side. I wanted my pork fork tender and it was.


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  • Calories
  • 181 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 981 mg
  • 39%

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

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