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Tangy Pork Chops with Sweet Corn Relish

Our sweet and sour pork recipe features tender and juicy pork chops, sweet corn, and a tangy sauce that will keep you coming back for more. While most people associate sweet and sour sauce with chicken, pork is the perfect protein to elevate this glaze to new heights. The slightly sweet but savory taste of pork chops pairs well with the tart sweetness of our San-J Sweet and Tangy Sauce.

Try making our fresh and tangy take on sweet and sour pork instead of reaching for that takeout menu. When you serve this dish alongside a sweet corn relish or pair it with steamed white rice or vegan fried rice, you’ll benefit from happy tastebuds and a full belly.


Special Diet


Main Course

Main Ingredient



Quick & Easy, Kid-Friendly


  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 6-ounce pork loin chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large white onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup San-J Sweet & Tangy Sauce
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups frozen kernel corn thawed
  • fresh chopped parsley to garnish


How to Prepare the Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the San-J Sweet & Tangy Sauce, apple juice, and chicken broth and blend well.

How to Make Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. 
  • Season each side of the pork loin chops with salt and pepper. 
  • Sauté the onions for 1 minute and then add the pork loin chops, browning them on both sides, about 2 minutes each.
  • Add the sweet and sour sauce to the pork chops and bring the sauce to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chops are cooked through.
  • About 3 minutes before the chops are done, add the corn. 
  • To serve, place the chops on a large platter and spoon the corn, onions, and sauce over the chops, then sprinkle with parsley.
Check out more sweet and tangy sauce main course recipes.

What Makes a Sauce Sweet and Sour?

Sweet and sour seem like two flavors that would oppose each other. Yet, when perfectly blended, these flavors can create some irresistible recipes. You can use sweet and sour sauce as a glaze, marinade, or dipping sauce. The flavor consists of sweet elements, like sugar or honey, combined with the tangy taste of vinegar or tart fruit juice. 
Our San-J Sweet and Tangy Sauce is a tantalizing addition to any dish. It comprises a delicate blend of fruit juice, honey, and spices perfectly paired with a light portion of gluten-free Tamari Soy Sauce for a unique umami punch. Our sweet and sour offering adds incredible depth of flavor to pork, chicken, shrimp, and more.

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