Cook1 hr 30 mins
This has been a family favorite for years, it's an easy recipe that may also be made in an electric skillet instead of the oven, I have made this using cubed pork in place of the pork steaks/chops, and you can also make this using chicken pieces, see Kittencal's Asian-Glazed Baked Chicken the pork steaks can be browned in a skillet first if desired for extra flavor, use only low-sodium soy sauce for this, serve with cooked rice
- 6 pork steaks (or use 6-8 center-cut pork chops about 3/4-1-inch thick)
- black pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup Heinz Chili Sauce (use mild chili sauce)
- 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
- 3⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce (use only low-sodium soy sauce)
- cooked rice
- Set oven to 325 degrees F.
- Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Season both sides of the pork steaks or chops with a small amount of black pepper, then place in the baking dish.
- In a bowl stir together brown sugar with cornstarch and ginger, ketchup, chili sauce, garlic and soy sauce.
- Pour the mixture over the pork; toss with hands to make certain that the pork is coated with sauce.
- Cover with foil and bake for 1-1/2 hours or until pork is tender (pork chops may need a little less time to bake).
- Serve with cooked rice.
Very good recipe. The sauce was great, but I found the meat didn't absorb the flavor. I think the pork would benefit from marinating in the sauce for at least 24 hours prior to cooking.
Yet another fantastic recipe! My family devoured these chops in a heartbeat. When I made them, I marinated them in the sauce for 3 hours beforehand and then threw them on the grill instead of baking them. We used a little bit of the sauce that I saved to brush on the pork as it was cooking and they turned out about as perfect as pork chops can get! Thank you for the recipe. This is going in the keeper file.
I made this last night for supper and was really disappointed. I have a brand new baby and was looking for a quick and easy recipe. The pork turned out very tender but I did not like the texture of the meat - kind of like boiled pork. I love pork steaks and my husband usually pan fries them with lots of seasoning salt or coats them in shake n' bake and fries them. I have also had them grilled with barbecue sauce. The flavors of the sauce itself are good but it did not thicken up at all and did not form a nice glaze as I had hoped. Against my better judgment, I did not brown the pork steaks first and I wish that I had because I think that this would have made a difference. Also, I think boiling the sauce on the stove first to thicken it, and then putting it on the browned pork steaks and then in the oven might have really made a difference also. I also think grilling the pork steaks and then basting them with this sauce might be good (or using this sauce as a marinade). Now, I have all this leftover pork steak that tastes kind of gross and I have to figure out a way to salvage it for supper tonight - stir fry maybe... I may try this recipe again with the changes I suggested, but I would test it out on a couple of steaks first instead of all 6.