Peking Pork Chops (Crockpot)

Made this recipe that was posted by both KW and Nebulized. I used 1/3 cup of ketchup instead of 1/4 cup and 2 cloves of garlic. I enjoyed this dish, although it wasn’t like the one I had at a Chinese restaurant. Next time, I will try using less soy sauce because it was pretty strong in taste (maybe 1/4 cup). The chops were tender and tasty. Will try again but with modifications.


6 Thick Cut Pork Chops, (1 inch) trim off excess fat
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce, low sodium is good
1/4 Cup Ketchup
1 clove Garlic, crushed
Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, salt and pepper.

  2. Place the pork chops in the crockpot.

  3. Pour the sauce mixture over the pork.

  4. Cover, turn to low and cook 4 to 6 hours, or until tender.

  5. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.

Can I suggest that you use 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce in place of the ketchup, brought up to the 1/3 cup mark with rice wine or dry sherry?

I would still use less soy sauce also.

This will give you more the flavors common in a Chinese restaurant.

Thanks for the tip. Will make note of it and try it next time.


You are most welcome honey!

Ketchup was a bad idea to start with in this recipe.

The Orientals do not use tomato based ingriedents in their cooking.

Soy is the basis for most of their sauces and marinades.

Hope it meets what you thought you were getting the first time.

coat pork chop first in custard powder (it will smell delicious) ( this is 1 secret recepe in chinese stir fry cooking) then fry.

I have one intersting way to make Peking Pork chops(crockpot)


[li]400 gm boneless pork chops
[/li][li]1 onion, shredded
[/li][li]1/2 tsp minced garlic


[li]1 Tbsp light soy sauce
[/li][li] 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
[/li][li] 1/2 tsp sugar
[/li][li] 1/2 tsp corn flour
[/li][li] 1/2 tsp Shaoxing wine
[/li][li] 1/2 egg, lightly beaten
[/li][li] a dash of sesame oil

Sauce ingredients:

[li]4 Tbsp ketchup
[/li][li]1/2 piece brown sugar (片糖 chopped into small pieces)
[/li][li]4 Tbsp water
[/li][li]1 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar

[li]Rinse pork chops and wipe dry. Marinade for about 20 minutes.
[/li][li]Melt brown sugar pieces with a bit of water. Prepare sauce for later use.
[/li][li]Fry pork chops on medium heat until both sides are lightly brown. Set aside.
[/li][li]Add 2 tablespoons of oil in frying pan, sauté onion until translucent. Add minced garlic in the middle of frying pan, and sauté, stir with onion. Pour the sauce mixture into the pan, add pork chops. Lower the heat and simmer for a while, until sauce dry up a bit and consistency to your preference.

Dish up, enjoy!