Friday, April 1, 2011

Fast Friday -- Drunken Pork Chops

I am not a beer drinker at all, I prefer a mixed drink or a nice glass of wine. E on the other hand does like beer and so much that he has now started brewing his own beer at home. I got him a beer kit for Christmas and he has made a few batches now (we have a 4th batch going now). That being said, when I saw this recipe that uses beer I thought that it might end up being a hit at our house.

Drunken Pork Chops
Adapted from:

5-6 pork chops- bone-in or boneless
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bottle of beer (I used Fat Tire)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup

Put a little bit of extra virgin olive oil in the bottom of a skillet. Season the chops with salt and pepper and brown both sides. While pork chops are browning, combine beer, ketchup, and brown sugar in a bowl. Pour sauce mixture over the pork chops and simmer for 40-45 minutes.

Remove pork chops and thicken the sauce a bit. In a small cup, combine 1 TBSP of cornstarch in 1/4 of water. Stir to combine and add to boiling sauce, whisk so no lumps form. Put pork chops back in the thickened sauce, flip to coat.

Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.

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