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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 283.8
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.1 mg
  • Sodium: 314.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 20.2 g

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Orange Pork Chops

Submitted by: EBESBEE

Introduction

Sweet, Tangy and Delicious Sweet, Tangy and Delicious
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    *Pork chops, 4-6, depending on number of people
    *Olive Oil
    *Salt & Pepper
    *8 tablespoons brown sugar
    *1 teaspoon cinnamon
    *3 whole cloves (can substitute 1/2 tsp ground, but whole is much better)
    *1/2 cup ketchup
    *2 teaspoons mustard
    *2 tablespoons white vinegar
    *11 oz can mandarin oranges

Directions

1) Salt and pepper pork chops and brown on both sides in a small amount of olive oil
2) Drain can of oranges, saving juice; set oranges aside
3) Mix remaining ingredients with the juice from the can of oranges
4) Pour over chops; simmer 45 minutes; flip chops about half way through
5) Add oranges when cooked for extra zest

These are great served with rice, the sauce is delicious!!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EBESBEE.






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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I didn't use the mandarins, not a fan, used o.j. instead. Cut cinnamon a bit, half the brown sugar,and next time less clove. Will make again. Would be a great sauce for pulled pork! Thanks! - 11/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very nice recipe. I'm like things more tangy than sweet, so I put less brown sugar and more mustard! - 4/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my husband and i loved it will make it again i used turkey chops instead of pork still good... - 4/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Very good...did not have mandarin oranges, but I did have fresh seedless oranges...I squeezed 2 in and peeled and cut up one for the chunks...my husband loved it. - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this used Splenda brown sugar instead..YUMMY! - 1/2/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This seemed almost like a dessert - SO sweet! We'll try to lower our carbs next time with less sugar. Ran out of ketchup so halved with BarBQ Sauce. Yum! Our pork chops were a little tough - used boneless mini ones and so didn't let it cook as long; perhaps more cooking time tenderizes better. - 12/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was yummy, yummy, yummy! I will make this again but will use less brown sugar as it was a little too sweet for me. My hubby and 9 year old daughter loved it and it's a perfect meal to pair with rice! - 6/4/08

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  • Cut the brown sugar a bit, used just OJ. Served with brown rice--it was very good. - 10/11/13

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  • We really enjoyed this. We, too, used a fresh orange cut into bites rather than the mandarin oranges, and we used fresh orange juice instead of the canned juice. It was a terrific recipe; thanks for sharing. My husband said, "We should definitely put this in the rotation!" - 4/8/13

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  • oh my god! this was soooo goood!!!Even my picky eater hubby loved this. Thanks sooo much - 1/8/13

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  • Was a hit wih the whole family (kids 3 & 6) I cut a good 10 minutes off the cook time though. We had brown rice and asparagus; wonderful. - 2/19/12

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  • Used pork tenderloin instead of chops (didn't have that), half the brown sugar, fresh oranges juice and a little tabasco sauce. Cooked it for 25 minutes and served it with Basmati rice and peas.
    Absolutely delicious.
    Thanks. - 2/1/12

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  • This is so good!! Making this one again for sure!! - 1/27/12

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  • This recipe was Fantastic. I loved it my husband loved it - 1/19/12

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  • I didn't have any cloves and used a little less brown sugar. Also I used honey mustard. My family loved it. I will definitely make it again. - 1/11/12

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  • Did not have cloves, but we didn't notice the difference. Even my autistic son ate this. - 12/27/11

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  • REALLY good! Everyone in my family LOVES this new recipe!
    Tangy but sweet! I noticed some people said that their chops were sort of dry so I cut off 10 minutes of cook time. Ours were VERY tender and moist! - 9/2/11

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  • This was really good, however, I would not cook the pork chops that long again. Maybe only 20-25 minutes, because they were really dry. But the sauce is awesome - love the flavors! - 6/27/11

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  • I have cooked a couple of recipes from this site and have to admit, this one was the best, I'm going to have a hard time finding one to beat it. Changed the White Vinegar for Wine Vinegar with Raspberries, not sure if it changed the taste but it was awesome and a keeper. and impressed my date :)
    - 9/19/10

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  • Absolutely awsome!!
    I used pork tenderloin instead of the chops. - 7/8/10

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  • Sauce was delicious and would go great on any accompanying rice or veggies. I must have browned my chops too long because they came out tough and overdone, but don't worry, that didn't stop me! - 5/18/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am trying this tonight for dinner. Sounds yummy! - 5/4/10

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  • Excellent!! I used thinner pork chops, so I didn't let the sauce simmer as long. I was surprised at how good it was. - 3/29/10

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  • This was SO good! I cut the sugar in half (only 4 tbsp) and served it with brown rice and green beans....even the 4 yr old loved it! This is a definite keeper ;) Thanks! - 3/5/10

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  • Excellent taste, but I agree with previous person that the sauce became too thick to simmer and actually began to burn. I added some Captain Morgan Spiced Rum for a nice zing and to thin it out towards the end. - 1/3/10

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  • This got mixed reviews at my house. I really enjoyed it while the kids didn't really care for it. They wanted to barbeque sauce and Kenyon said it was ok but a little too sweet. - 11/9/09

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  • Didn't have mandarin oranges in the house so subsituted Chunked pineapple and still VERY TANGY & TASTY!! THANK YOU! - 10/26/09

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  • will be making this again - 7/29/09

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  • In the words of my husband: "This one's a keeper!" I used homemade ketchup and only 6 tbsp of brown sugar and it was DELICIOUS!! I'll be making this one again SOON! Thanks for such a great recipe! - 5/13/09

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  • The sauce was a little thick for a 45 minute simmer, so I added a little triple sec and grand marnier to it. - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible! Everyone in family loved it. This recipe is a keeper! :) - 1/13/09

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  • This sounds good to try! ** I love sweet! And everyone seems to like it. Thanks for the ideas 090107 - 1/7/09

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  • This was absolutely delicious. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but both my husband and I loved it. I will definitely make it again!! - 11/6/08

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  • very good made it for the fam and they loved it . thanks - 10/20/08

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  • This was soooo good! Everyone loved it! My DH came home from work and said, "what are we having for dinner, it smells so good?!" YUM! Definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing! - 9/17/08

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  • This is an excellent recipe and easy to make. My whole family loved it. I will definitely make it again! - 8/21/08

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  • The entire family raved about this recipe. Couldn't believe that it was actually a healthy recipe; that's how good it tasted. Will DEFINITELY make it again. - 8/19/08

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  • Fantastic, shall make in many times again - 8/17/08

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  • Great recipe...my son LOVED it!! Even ate a second piece! - 7/11/08

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  • Very excellent! My boyfriend is a red meat and potatos kind of guy, but since there is not much room for red meat in my diet I am ever trying to find recipes that will satisfy him on the night there is no red meat. I will definately make this again...and again...and again! - 6/25/08

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  • Made this last night, every one loved it, including my picky 6 year old. - 6/24/08

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  • Outstanding! I loved it! Smelled so good cooking, it was hard to wait 45 min. for the simmer! - 6/23/08

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  • Make it when you are craving PF changs orange chicken or general tso's - 6/2/08

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  • My husband was OVER THE MOON about these chops!!! I make alot of pork because I'm not a fan of fish and he said this was the first time it wasn't bland. Next time I might add some ginger or use a little less sugar. Would go great with fried rice! - 5/23/08

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  • Wonderful meal. I did add some garlic and a touch of red pepper to spice it up a bit. Will make again! - 5/19/08

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  • The sauce on these is absolutely delicious with the rice! Everyone loved it. Plus, it made my house smell heavenly all night!!! - 5/1/08

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