Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

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Brighten up January dinner times and inject some color and flavor into family meals by making Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with peppers and pineapple.

It is ready in just half an hour and created with these key ingredients –  pork chops, garlic, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, chilies, pineapple, and peppers.

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Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Pork chops are a classic dish that can be made in so many ways.

In this recipe, we’re adding some sweet and sour flavors with peppers and pineapple.

The end result is a delicious and healthy meal that your whole family will love!

Plus, it’s easy to make and ready in 30 minutes – perfect for busy people everywhere!


Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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Sweet & Sour Pork Chops Recipe

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How Do I Make Sweet and Sour Pork Chops?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Sweet & Sour Pork Chops

Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with peppers and pineapple is ready in just half an hour.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork chops, approximately 1/2” thick
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary, chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 large green onions, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and sear on both sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, on each side while cooking.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer the browned pork chops to the prepared baking sheet. Place in the pre-heated oven to roast for 12-15 minutes until cooked through.

    Tip: Check for doneness after 10 minutes and adjust final cook time accordingly. (An instant-read thermometer inserted at the thickest point should read 140°F when ready. The internal temperature will continue to rise another 5°F while the pork chops rest).

  4. Once the pork chops are in the oven, combine the vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, rosemary, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

  5. Meanwhile, add the remaining olive oil and the sliced peppers to the skillet used to sear the chops and place over medium-high heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until the peppers soften and develop a bit of color.
  6. Add the pineapple and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Stir in the green onion and parsley, and remove from heat.

    Pineapple & Pepper in Pan
  7. Remove pork chops from the oven. Cover loosely and let rest for 5 minutes. To serve, pour the glaze over the pork chops and serve alongside the peppers and pineapple. Enjoy!

    Sweet & Sour Pork Chops
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 39g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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