Hawaiian Pork Chops

I love pork chops! Especially when they are smothered in brown sugar and crushed pineapples then baked to perfection.

Even though anything smothered in brown sugar and pineapples is going to be good,  I recently decided to amp up my recipe. I felt that they needed just a little somthin’ somthin’.

I looked up hawaiian seasonings on-line and found just what I was looking for. In one recipe I found nutmeg was used. That led to me to also use cinnamon, which I love, and is now considered to be a super-food. I also mixed some flavorings into the brown sugar. Now I have what I believe is the perfect hawaiian pork chop recipe.


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Hawaiian Pork Chops
  • 6 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Earth Balance butter (vegan)
  • 1½ - 2 C brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ketchup
  • ¼ C apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ C gluten free soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 2 20 oz cans crushed pineapples, undrained
  • maraschino cherries, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix your salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Then, lay your meat on a cutting board and season both sides with the spice mixture.
  3. Melt your butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place as many pork chops in your skillet that will comfortably fit. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on both sides, or until nicely browned. You don't need to cook them through because they will finish cooking in the oven. Then, place them in a large glass casserole dish. Repeat with remaining pork chops.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and soy sauce.
  6. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the pork chops, then both cans of pineapples.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes. Garnish with cherries, optional

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Posted February 9, 2011 by Cassidy in Whats For Dinner? / 16 Comments


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16 responses to “Hawaiian Pork Chops

  1. OMG!! Does that look and sound good! Caleb will want you to open a restaurant. Your family better appreciate you. Best of all, you enjoy it. You must be related to Granny Smithee. She loved to cook and her daddy was a chef. You may not have known that little tidbit.

  2. Danielle

    This was great! It was a little too sweet for me so I am going to decrease the brown sugar by 1/2 c next time, but this is something that we will definitely make again. Thanks for posting!

  3. Do you cover the pork chops with foil while baking in oven? Thanks! Trying this recipe tonight. Just wanted to know for furture if I should cover it or not.

  4. Jocelyn

    Okay, so I did a month of freezer meals and this is my meal for tomorrow…I just threw everything in a freezer bag and froze it. Now, I’ll pull it out tonight and throw it in the crockpot in the morning. I will let you know how it turns out. 🙂 Also, what did you serve this with? Rice, potatoes, veggies, salad? Just curious. Thinking about doing garlic cheese mashed potatoes.

  5. Jocelyn

    Oh. My. Word!!! These were amazing. I threw everything in a freezer bag and froze it, then pulled it out last night threw it in the crockpot this morning. The meat literally fell off the bone. Thanks for this recipe. I will definitely be making this again!!!

  6. Kristy

    This recipe was a HUGE hit at my house! Thank you for sharing it with us! The pork chops were juicy and so tasty…it is quickly becoming a family favorite.

  7. Racheal B

    Thank you very much for introducing this quick, easy and delicious Dish for All of Us to Enjoy. I was actually a lil scared I wouldn’t get it right, but I did…Yay! My husband and I Absolutely Devoured The Chops Within Seconds rather than Minutes lol. I’m Actually Makin Em’ Again Tonight. Been waiting All Week to Make Again for supper. OMGOSH Thank You So Very Much Again. Keep Em’ Comen Ma’me & we’ll all keep Enjoying them. Thank you and Many Blessings to U & Urs

    • Hi Kelly, I’ve never made them with boneless so I can’t say but I’d imagine they just might not be as juicy. As for the baking time, I think it depends more on the thickness of the pork chops than if they are boneless or not. The recipe calls for pork chops that are about 1 inch thick. Hope this helps!!!


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