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Pork Chop Supreme

This is a recipe, probably found on the side of the Heinz Ketchup bottle in the 50's or 60's and was served at my house a couple of times a month during the winter. Easy peasy and delicious.
Course Main
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • 8 know-your-farmer pork loin or rib chops , about 3/4-inch thick
  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 thin lemon slices , about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup (my homemade ketchup is wonderful in this dish, but Heinz is the classic)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. Season pork; place in casserole dish, layered, if necessary
  3. Slice lemons; place one slice in centre of each chop
  4. Mix ketchup and sugar together; dollop equal amounts on each chop
  5. Bake, covered for 30 minutes; uncover and bake for 20 more minutes, until crispy caramelization starts to happen on the top of the chops
  6. Serve immediately with mashed potatoes and a crisp green seasonal salad