Pork Chops with Prune Sauce (Chuletas de Cerdo con Salsa de Ciruelas)

by Erica Dinho on May 14, 2009

Chuletas con Salsa de Ciruelas Colombians love all kinds of meat and pork is one of the country’s favorites. I remember my grandmother saying that she did not have any food in the house with which to cook, yet the pantry and refrigerator were filled with food. For Mamita and her family, not having meat in the house was like having no food at all.

The prune sauce goes great with the pork chops and you can use the sauce with other types of meat dishes as well.



(4 Servings)

  • 4 pork chops
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Disolve the salt in the water in a large bowl, place the pork chops in the mixture, cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the pork chops from the mixture and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chops into the heated oil and cook about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on how thick the chops are. Transfer the pork chops to a plate.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium low. In the same pan add the butter, prunes, water, pinch of salt and sugar. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Add the wine and salt and continue cooking for 15 minutes more. Pour half of the sauce over the chops and serve immediately, using the remaining sauce as table gravy.
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1 Gera @ SweetsFoods May 14, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Prune sauce is one of my favorite sauces and match perfect with pork or beef, for sure it taste delicious!


2 rebecca subbiah May 15, 2009 at 6:48 AM

nice recipe, my Grandma says there”s no food in the house when there is no cake!! but we are British look forward to learning Columbian cooking from you Rebecca


3 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie May 15, 2009 at 8:45 AM

I’ve never had a prune sauce and it sounds delicious especially on the pork chop! Great recipe!


4 Joan Nova May 19, 2009 at 6:53 AM

I love cooking with prunes, especially in a pork or chicken fricasse.


5 Melanie September 6, 2009 at 10:51 AM

I love prune sauce–my Grandma used to make beef with prunes and sweet potatoes-so delicious.


6 Rosalba June 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

I made this last night and my husband and I LOVED it!! I will definitely make this again. I might try flank or skirt steak with this next time.


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