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.
Place in a skillet with a little bit of vegetable/canola oil. Brown both sides.
|The beginning of a great meal|
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!|
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.
|Mix together ketchup, brown sugar and beer. It will be foamy - don't worry.|
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.
| Bubbly, porky goodness|
|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 ~
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