Beer Drenched Pork Chops

My friends and family will tell you I’m not a beer drinker. However, that does not mean that I won’t cook with it – hence this recipe that I found on Pinterest.

When you read through the ingredients you’re probably going to think the pork chops will be bitter and overwhelmingly ‘hoppy.’ Not so.

I only made three chops with this recipe but should have made six because I was wishing I had more for leftover lunches the following days.

Without further ado:

Beer Drenched Pork Chops
– 1 bottle dark beer (not as dark as Guinness – I used Amber Bock)
– 1/3 cup ketchup
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– six pork chops
– salt and pepper
– 1 tbsp cornstarch
– 1/4 water

Season chops with salt & pepper.

The beginning of a great meal

Place in a skillet with a little bit of vegetable/canola oil. Brown both sides.

Mmmmm, meat.
While the chops are browning, combine your beer, ketchup and brown sugar and mix together well.

The dark beer of choice – I’d say it turned out well!
Mix together ketchup, brown sugar and beer. It will be foamy – don’t worry.

After chops are brown, add beer mixture to pan and simmer, uncovered, until chops are 145 degrees F. This will take about 15 minutes but use a meat thermometer to be certain – don’t overcook your pork or it will be too dry! Especially since you’re going to add them back to the sauce briefly to coat.

 Bubbly, porky goodness

Remove pork chops and set aside. Add ~1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/4 water to sauce mixture and simmer briefly to thicken. Add chops back to mixture and coat with sauce for a few minutes. Serve with rice or your choice of sides.

Don’t be fooled – my food photography skills are not improving I just used some editing to make it look ‘better’ – I think white plates and natural lighting would drastically improve my plated meals!

That’s it! Seriously one of the best pork recipes I’ve ever had – I hope you love it as much as the Ninja and I did!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~