Jamaican Style Pork Chops

Spicy and delicious Jamaican pork chops

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Jamaican Pork Chops

Serves: 4 people.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes to prep, 1 hour 45 minutes to cook.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 thick lion pork chops
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2cm root ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tsp dry mustard
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tbsp west Indian hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g can tomatoes
  • 150ml water or chicken stock
  • boiled rice to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C / 325F / gas mark 3.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, season the chops and brown them on both sides. Put them in an oven proof dish in which they can lie in a single layer.
  3. Roughly chop the onion, peppers and celery.
  4. In the fat left in the pan, cook the onion, peppers and celery until they are quite soft and onion is pale gold.
  5. Finely chop the ginger and garlic and add into the pan. Cook for another minute, then stir in the sugar, mustard, lime and hot sauce.
  6. Cook for another minute before adding the tomato puree and tomatoes.
  7. Season well and then add in water or stock and stir again.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chops and cook in the preheat oven for 1 1/2 hours or until the pork is tender and cooked through, and the sauce has reduced. Cover with foil if needed towards the end of cooking if overbrowning.
  9. Serve with our very own rice and peas or just normal basmati or long grain rice.
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