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!

Original recipe makes 4 servings


1 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 dash lemon juice
4 pork chops
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cocktail sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons ground dry mustard

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr


    4 hrs 15 mins


  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).


Calories: 405 kcal
Carbohydrates: 72 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Fat: 5.5 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 20 g
Sodium: 4735 mg