Hormel Always Tender

HORMEL® ALWAYS TENDER® Bone-In Assorted Chop


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Pork Chops with Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Pork Chops with Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Indulge your family with the great flavors in this recipe.

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Preparation Time:
Under 15 minutes
Total Time:
1 Hour
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  • 1 package HORMEL® ALWAYS TENDER® Bone-In Assorted Chop
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/2 (16-ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained


  1. Buy 1 package Hormel® Always Tender® Bone In Assorted Pork Chops.

  2. Sprinkle pork chops with seasoned pepper. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add half of pork chops. Cook, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining pork chops. Pour apple juice over chops; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes or until no longer pink and internal temperature reaches 160°F. Remove pork chops from skillet; cover to keep warm.

  3. In large bowl, stir together cranberry sauce, onions, brown sugar, orange peel, cornstarch and cinnamon; pour into juices in skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mandarin oranges.

  4. Serve sauce spooned over pork chops.

  5. Serve pork chops and sauce with brown rice.

Recommended Side Dishes

  • Brown rice mixed with chopped parsley

  • Roasted halved Brussels sprouts

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