Recipe: Easy Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

We had these pork chops last night. You won’t believe how easy they were to make, and they taste delicious! I got the idea from a facebook group I’m in, and made a couple of simple changes based on what I had in my kitchen. The original recipe had 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons chopped onion.  I used 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 of an onion, chopped. I could also see using leeks, scallions, or shallots.


  • 4 pork chops (I had chops on the bone)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (homemade ketchup is best, or but organic ketchup is available without high fructose corn syrup)
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

To Prepare

Mix the honey, ketchup, vinegar, and onion together until the honey is fully incorporated throughout.

Seer the pork chops on both sides (high heat for about 1-2 minutes each side- I used pastured bacon fat in a cast iron pan)

Transfer the pork chops to a crock pot and cover with the honey/ketchup mixture. It doesn’t look like enough sauce, but it will become thinner and mix with the pork juices.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours, occasionally moving the chops around so they all get coated with the sauce.

We served it with mashed potatoes. It really should have had something green on the plate too, but I was running out of time. Some nice swiss chard sauteed in butter an garlic would go well, as would skipping the mashed potatoes and doing a bunch of roasted root veggies.

This recipe would be just as easy to do with chicken. I also saved the bones and put them in the freezer with my other bones to make stock. I always save the bones! 

If you are short on time, just put this in earlier in the crockpot earlier in the day, and forget about it while you get other chores done- or just want some time to play with the kids. Enjoy!


2 Responses to “Recipe: Easy Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

  • Hello
    Thank you for the great recipe. I am glad I found your Blog using Google. Do you have any other similar style recipes?

    • Thank you, and yes, there are several other crock pot recipes, as well as pork recipes here. I’m working on organizing categories as we speak to making them easier to find.

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