Cooking Time: 55 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4



4 – 6 pork loin chops

½ cup brown sugar


2 tsp fresh ginger, grated

¼ cup soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

¼ cup char siu sauce

2 tblsp tomato sauce

8 star anise


To serve:

Asian greens

Steamed rice



Preheat oven to 170°C.


Heat a non-stick pan over a medium to high heat and brown pork chops well on both sides for 2 – 3 minutes.

Combine the brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, char siu sauce and tomato paste together.

Place the pork loin chops in a baking dish and pour over the sauce, turn to coat pork loin chops well. Roughly crack the star anise and toss over the pork.

Bake in the pre-heated oven, covered for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake loin chops for a further 30 minutes.

Serve hot, accompanied with Asian greens and steamed rice.

Notes: pork forequarter chops or diced shoulder may be used in place of loin chops.


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