Loveless Cafe's Braised Pork Chops

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are absolutely amazing! While home with the flu, I saw the chef from the Loveless Cafe in Tennessee on the Martha Stewart show. She made these pork chops on the show and they looked so good that I had to try them. My entire family loved them. As usual, I reduced the sugar content by using Splenda's brown sugar instead of the real stuff. I also doubled the sauce, which you won't regret. Note: Recipe from "Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Cafe," by Jane and Michael Stern.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Brown pork chops on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together mustard, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt with 1/3 cup water.
  4. Pour over pork chops. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until tender, about 1 hour.
  5. Transfer pork to a serving platter.
  6. Raise heat to medium-high and cook sauce until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour sauce over pork chops; garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

1 5

Made the recipe exactly as written. Your chops will turn to dry sawdust. But the sauce is quite delicious. This would work with a less-lean cut of pork. Maybe a pork tenderloin browned on both sides, then braised for a total of 20 minutes.

1 5

I think the previous reviews must be duds, as I do not understand how this recipe gets 4-5 stars. I would not cook it again it is certainly nothing special, in fact totally boring. Don't waste your time or ingredients!

3 5

this was a decent dish, however they were very dry. the next time i intend to use an instant read thermometer and only cook till done, 140 degrees internally.