Red-Cooked Pork Chops

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

"Red" refers to a Chinese style of cooking where the food is cooked with soy sauce (the chops will turn red). Meat must marinate 2-4 hours. The original recipe called for 2 Tbsp minced onion in the marinade as well, but I leave them out as I don't like onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together all ingredients except the pork chops.
  2. Add pork and coat both sides with marinade and marinate in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  3. Drain chops, discarding marinade.
  4. Place in baking dish and roast at 400F in the oven for 20-25 minutes or grill over direct heat for 8-10 minutes, turning once.
Most Helpful

Very delicious Hong Shao recipe- I used thin cut pork chops and marinated them overnight- the flavor soaked through completely. If you have it, dark soy sauce/mushroom flavored soy sauce will add an extra dimension to the marinade, as will star anise. I will be making this again as it is easy to prepare, huge on flavor. :)

Rätsel Feinschmecker October 05, 2011

Very good flavor! Would have liked more sauce. Next time I would make extra marinade and instead of discarding it, I would heat it and reduce it to a sauce consistency. Served it with green beans with potatoes. Definitely a keeper.

Chef Pooky1884 December 28, 2011

Very good flavor. I marinated a couple of days. I accidentally pulled out beef instead of pork. It still worked very well. Made for 1-2-3 Hits Tag Game 2010.

nemokitty July 14, 2010