Mistakenly Zesty Pork Chops

Mistakenly Zesty Pork Chops


"Yes, the title says it all! This recipe was created by mistake. While using another recipe as a guide, I made the mistake of using cocktail sauce instead of chili sauce. Well, this was the best darn mistake I have ever made. These pork chops had the most wonderful zip to them! Mistakes like this should happen more often!"


4 h 15 m servings 405 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 72g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 4735 mg
  • 189%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, honey, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and cool.
  2. Place the pork chops in a large, resealable plastic bag. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Drain the pork chops, and discard remaining marinade. Arrange the pork chops in a baking dish, cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
  5. In a bowl, blend the ketchup, cocktail sauce, brown sugar, water, and mustard. Pour over the pork chops, and continue baking 30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
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  1. 103 Ratings


I decided to try this recipe at the last minute and didn't have 3+ hours to marinade. After cooking the marinade I placed the pork chops in a baking dish and completely soaked them with the soy...

Yes, this was a mistake, but not one made for the good. My advise is... follow the orginal recipe.

I made this exactly as written and it was wonderful! I tried it again in my slow cooker and even though it came out juicer it was still very good, though not as good as when cooked as per direct...

Easy to make, tastes great, family favorite. Be sure to bake in shallow pan so chops will get crisp on outside.

I enjoyed the recipe as is, and for my taste I think that using sweet chili sauce instead of cocktail sauce would make this way too sweet! I will probably decrease the brown sugar next time, but...

My family loved them but I thought they were too sweet. I'll probablyl make it again though just cuz my family loved it so much. I did like the sauce on rice - I think eatcing the dish with ri...

Wow...this was really delicious!!! It was so full of flavour, the right amount of spicy and sweet! BUT I used the 'original' recipe, I love chili and don't really care for cocktail sauce, so I d...

The salt content is a worrisome factor.

Wow! This is a great 'mistake'! I tried this the other night, and my boyfriend was both shocked and delighted when I told him I basically used cocktail sauce for this marinade. I would definitel...