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.
|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!