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Mara's Pork Chops Recipe
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Mara's Pork Chops

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"Delicious pork chops the entire family will love. You can use corn flake crumbs instead of bread crumbs, and season the crumbs to your personal taste. I sometimes add a teaspoon of garlic powder. The longer cooking time ensures moist chops."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Dip pork chops into eggs then into the bread crumbs, coating evenly. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place coated pork chops in the skillet in a single layer, and cook until golden brown on each side, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cook them in batches if skillet isn't large enough. Place the pork chops in a large baking dish in a single layer.
  3. In a saucepan, bring to a boil the tomato juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cloves, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Pour mixture evenly over the pork chops.
  4. Bake in preheated oven uncovered for one hour.
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  • 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
Jul 15, 2008

Just a note: the chops should be baked covered (not uncovered as recipe indicates).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2008

It is a good recipe for a sweet and tangy flavor. To make this even simpler just use your favorite BBQ sauce and bake!


20 Ratings

Jan 14, 2008

These were pretty easy to make. I substituted ketchup for the tomato juice, and added some garlic powder, dried mustard and worchestershire to the sauce. The chops came out nice and tender with a good flavor. Overall, a decent recipe...

Dec 03, 2007

I just made this for dinner. Absolutely Fabulous!!!! My husband does not like sweet meat and he loved it. I made a few changes, I used 1 can tomato sauce instead a tomato juice. I added garlic powder to my bread crumbs. Lastly, I added 1 small can of mushrooms and 1 small chopped onion to the sauce and let it simmer. I will definately make it again. So easy and I'm not a very good cook.

Jan 30, 2008

Wow. Like someone else said, I was skeptical about the sweetness, but it did some major justice to the meal. My husband loved it and my kids actually ate it. I also did not have tomato juice, so I added one small can of tomato sauce and one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes which I crushed on their way out of the can (in my hands, it was fun). Other than that, I stayed true to the recipe. Served with Chicken Broth rice and cabbage (saute with margarine). Definite hit at our house!

Jan 22, 2010

This was pretty good. I didn't use the eggs, bread crumbs or veggie oil, and didn't fry them at all. I put them in the baking dish raw, put the liquid mixture (after boiling and simmering) on top and baked them for an hour. These were great. 14 points for WW following the recipe, 10 without frying them.

Dec 10, 2009

These were tasty enough. Good flavor. However, the sauce does not thicken at all. I ended up putting in on the stove top and thickening it a little bit by putting instant potato flakes in it. The chops were not near as tender as I thought they would be judging by other reviews. They were moist but not overly tender. I did cover them for 45 minutes of the cooking time because, in my experience, they turn out more dry and less tender if cooked uncovered. I'm glad I didn't cook uncovered the whole time now. Hubby isn't a big fan of tomato based things but he liked them. Didn't love them but liked them enough. They could have been a lot more tender though. Over all a decent recipe and I will make it again from time to time.

Dec 14, 2011

Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly & it came out so tender & tasty. Even my picky fiancee kept saying how great it was.


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  • Calories
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 581 mg
  • 23%

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

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