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Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 20 mins
Yield 6
Make the most of these leftovers! All You Reader Shana Beattie suggests mixing it into fried rice for a second meal.


  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons pack light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 6 bone-in center-cut pork chops, 1 inch thick, trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 337
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • sodium 965 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix broth, chili sauce, brown sugar and vinegar in a medium bowl.

  2. In a small bowl, stir 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1/2 tsp. ginger; rub mixture on both sides of pork chops. Warm 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook chops in a single layer until browned, about 2 1/2 minutes; flip and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining pork.

  3. Reduce heat to medium;add remaining oil to same skillet. Add onion and saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add garlic; saute for 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat and stir in broth mixture, scraping up browned bits. Pour sauce into slow cooker; stir.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Transfer chops to a platter and cover with foil. Skim fat from sauce. Stir in 1/4 tsp. ginger; season with salt and pepper. Serve sauce over pork.