Yes, you read that correctly: root beer.
I don't know who ever thought to cook pork chops in root beer, but it was brilliant. And we will be making these pork chops again...and again. In fact, we would serve them to guests. And if they don't want to finish their chop, I will unashamedly offer to clean their plate.
Yeah, they are that good. And, yes, I am going to share the recipe.
1 cup root beer
1 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 oz. each)
2 Tbsp olive oil
In a small bowl, combine the root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Set aside.
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, pepper and salt. Add pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat.
In a large skillet, brown chops in oil.
Add root beer mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Remove chops.
Bring sauce to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Serve with pork chops.
Get cooking and enjoy!
I got this recipe from the April/May 2011 issue of Simple & Delicious. And I am linked up to Beauty & Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday.