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Special Pork Chops

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 1 hour

Why I Love This Recipe

I clipped this recipe from an old issue of my local newspaper, “The Courier”, back I the 80’s. It was submitted by a woman named Marilyn Lockwood, from Beverly, MA. I just tried it for the first time this week, and it’s good enough to share; the meat was very tender, and the sauce was great over rice. Next time, I’ll brown the chops before proceeding with the recipe, just for aesthetics. Enjoy!

Ingredients You'll Need

4 pork chops or cutlets, 1 to 1-1/2" thick
salt and pepper
1/2 cup applesauce
2 Tbl soy sauce
2 Tbl ketchup
grated zest of one lemon


Pre-heat oven to 400F.

Spray a casserole dish, large enough to accomodate meat, with non-stick cooking spray.

Place meat in casserole; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients and pour over meat in casserole.

Bake for 1 hour.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I did use this as a base for cooking a sirloin tip in the crockpot for shredded beef sandwiches. for a three pound roast, i doubled the recipe and added a cup of beef broth. DELICIOUS!! and so so simple. Thanks for this recipe. Molly

my husband does not like pork, but i made this anyway :) . the sauce is DELICIOUS!!! Next time i will make it with turkey meatballs. thanks for this recipe. Molly

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