Pork chops are inexpensive and generally come in pretty big packages. Therefore, when I buy them, I usually prepare half and freeze half for later. This is a great recipe for those days when you are really needing to hit up the grocery store but you're too lazy, and instead, you're trying to
scrounge up something with whatever scraps you have left. Pork chops. Potatoes. Ketchup. Brown sugar. Beer. Ingredients that I'm sure you've already got on hand.
BBQ Beer Pork Chops
5-8 pork chops (boneless)
salt & pepper
2-3 T. olive oil (or butter)
Season pork chops and brown in oil over medium heat. Remove from pan & set aside.
4-5 T. flour
1 bottle beer (anything but LIGHT beer)
1/2 c. brown sugar (light or dark)
1/3 c. ketchup
salt & pepper, to taste (maybe a pinch of crushed red pepper?)
Whisk flour into drippings leftover in pan. Allow roux to cook for a minute, whisking constantly, to get rid of flour-y taste. Deglaze pan by whisking in about half of the beer. Slowly whisk in remaining beer, ketchup, and brown sugar. Stir until smooth and well combined. Allow to simmer and thicken. Add pork chops and their juices to sauce. Turn to coat. Cover and continue simmering for about 10-15 minutes.
|Brown generously s&p-ed pork chops in EVOO.|
|Remove chops and make a roux with a few tablespoons of flour.|
|Deglaze pan with 1/2 bottle of beer, then whisk in remaining beer, ketchup, and brown sugar.|
|Allow sauce to simmer and reduce. Add back in chops and their juices. Turn to coat. Allow them to simmer for another few minutes. Definitely serve over mashed potatoes.|
Credit: Drunken Pork Chops