Spicy Asian Pork Chops

Spicy Asian Pork Chops

This was another simple meal for us.  I started cooking the rice as soon as I put the pork on to cook and everything came out at just about the same time.  Start to finish from when I started cooking the meal was about 30-35 minutes.  Love these quick easy meal.


This was a bit of a gamble for me in that everyone in my family has a different definition of what is spicy.  This had a bit of a kick heat wise but the ginger is what made it really spicy to me.   If your family is not a fan of ginger you can half or even quarter the ginger in the recipe.

But, every bite was eaten tonight.  I had no leftovers for lunches.  Both kids really liked the dish for different reasons.  My son liked the flavors but the heat is what drew him in but my daughter thought it was a bit too hot but loved the ginger flavor.  So, it all worked out in the end.

I served this with brown rice, carrots and a side salad to complete the meal.


  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless pork chops or pork steaks, cut into 1″
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ sauce)
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 TBSP onion powder
  • 3 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Noodles or rice to serve with pork


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika over the cubed pork.
  3. Add cubed pork to pan to cook until pork is completely cooked through.  Turn frequently to brown on all sides.
  4. While pork is cooking mix BBQ sauce, sugar, black pepper, soy sauce, ginger, onion powder, garlic powder and apple cider vinegar in a bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
  5. Once pork is cooked through add the sauce to the pan.  Continue to cook over medium-high heat, 5-7 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Remove from heat and serve over rice or noodles.

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