Monday, March 1, 2010

Drunken Pork Chops - absolutely scrumptious!


I had an epiphany the other day. I am like the ying to Pioneer Woman's yang. She grew up on a golf course and was a total foodie. She then got married and moved to a ranch in the middle of nowhere. She had to learn to make hearty, down-home food and incorporate some of her former foodie style now and then. I grew up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, eating and cooking down home, hearty food. Since "escaping" to the big city, I have been broadening my foodie horizons....oh yeah, and I now live on a golf course!
This meal from my friend Melissa is a total nod to the down home, hearty food of my youth. Yet when I first read the recipe, my "foodie sense" (kinda like spidey-sense), was sent screaming. Yet another of those recipes that the ingredients seem to be too sparse and simple to do much of anything, but those darn flavor fairies do that dance again, and it is wonderful! It is a definite staple in my menu planning.
Super easy and super flavorful....don't wait to try this gem!

Seriously Scrumptious Drunken Pork Chops
  • 5-6 pork chops- bone-in or boneless, your choice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bottle of beer (The darker beer the better.  I use New Belguim 1554. I would not recommend going as dark as a Guinness though.)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup (I know, I know....but TRUST ME!)
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 cup 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.
Have your drink and eat it too!

This recipe was linked up at:
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189 comments:

  1. I used Guinness beer and thought it was too strong. So then I used Fat Tire and loved it! So I think any red or dark micro brew would be great. It's an awesome recipe!

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    1. I definitely have to try this recipe! I happen to have Fat Tire in the frig. too! :)

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    2. I made this recipe tonight it was awesome, i will definatly make again, so easy.

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    3. I made this recipe tonight using Alaska Amber. It turned out delicious! Will definitely make again.

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    4. Tried this recipe tonight. I had to use domestic bud light but it came out wonderfully. I also put it on a bed of whole grain pasta boiled in garlic water. It was a big hit...thanks for sharing.

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    5. Addition to above post: used chicken breast and called it drunken chicken boobies...it got a big laugh

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  2. I made this recipe a few times and my family absolutely loves it! The pork turns out very tender and the sauce is so flavorful... yum! I also love how easy it is to prepare. I opted for a Guiness Dark (not the Extra Dark) and it turned out great. Thanks for a great recipe! :)

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  3. Those look really good. I will have to look in my freezer for some pork chops to defrost!

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  4. They are really scrumptious Heather...and easy! Let me know how you like them!

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  5. I just finsh making them they are GREATTTT! I used Budwiser American Ale the sauce is soooo good! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Please don't use Budweiser. You should use an ale with some flavor.

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    2. What does it matter if he/she used Budweiser or not? If he/she liked it, that's all that matters.

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    3. My guess is that this person is European...Budweiser is a very popular and loved import over there. I do agree that if they loved it, then that is all that matters.

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    4. I'm an American and used Budweiser. Tasted just fine to me!

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  6. This looks soo delicious! I added it to my menu plan for this week, and I think I'm going to actually make it tonight!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Stopping by (again) from the Melt In Your Mouth blog hop. This looks and sounds like a great recipe. I'm always looking for something to do with pork chops and I think this would be a hit with my family. Thnaks for sharing!
    Jenn

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  8. Thank you so much for adding your mouth-watering recipes to my Melt in your Mouth Blog Hop! My husband is not a big pork eater but the bottle of beer in this recipe could change his mind! :)

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  9. YUM! this looks so good! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  10. ok i want to make this but i am not a beer drinker so i have no clue which kind to buy any suggestions

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  11. I use New Belguim 1554. I don't like it with Guinness, but any dark lager will work. If you can't find the 1554 then you could ask someone at the store to find a dark ale would work. Let me know how it goes :)

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  12. the corn starch is it 1/4 tbsp or 1/4 of a cup of water

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  13. Whoops! I got that fixed...it is 1 TBSP into 1/4 cup water :)

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  14. thanks they are simmering right now... cant wait i hope i like it i am not a beer person at all but it looks so good i had to try it

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  15. do you simmer them covered with a lid or uncovered? making them tomorrow... they sound so good!

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  16. Hi Jessica - You simmer them uncovered. Can't wait to hear what you think of them! (((hugs)))

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  17. I am not a pork chop girl at all, however I bought pork chops on sale the other day. My husband is in the military and works swings so we cook and he brings the food with him. I went on pininterest today and typed in pork chops, I came across this and said hmmm this sounds like it could be good. I used a crappy beer (only beer in my house because I like the can) its called beer 30 light. haha I used it and wow it was freaking amazing I loved it and I only had about 25 minutes to cook it, instead of simmering I left it on high heat for about 10 minutes (after the pork chops were browned) I than followed your corn starch recipe but added a little more corn starch so it would thicken a little quicker. Made mashed potatoes and sent my husband on his way. Then I let the pork chops cook for another 10 minutes and made me and a friend a plate and I am in love with this recipe and the sauce tastes so amazing with the potatoes. Next time I want to try it with a dark beer. Thank you so much for posting!!

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  18. Has anyone tried Wondra instead of cornstarch?? It's all I have.... they are simmering now.

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  19. Ok, we don't drink beer here but I am going to try this because I love new recipes!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  20. Is there anything that can be used in place of the beer? Would love to try this recipe but we don't drink alcohol...

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    1. There is no alcohol in them it evaporates out leaving just the flavor

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    2. I have seen people use a can of coke instead.....if you don't want to purchase alcohol.

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    3. You can use a whiskey like crown royal. We tried it and it was amazing!

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    4. can of Dr. Pepper will sub for the beer also

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    5. I use Gingerale all the time for this sauce insted of beer, turns out exactly the same. For a little twist, use mustard inplace of the ketchup - also incredibly delicious!

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    6. In place of beer, I would imagine you can use O'Doul's Amber. It's a non alcoholic beer

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    7. Apple or cranberry juice could be a good alrernative. :)

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  21. I have never tried making this with anything but beer. If you are worried about the alcohol content, because it simmers so long, the alcohol cooks out. I think the beer is essential to the flavor, though it in way way tastes like beer. You could maybe see if there is a darker non-alcoholic beer, though I can't promise it will be the same. Let me know if you try it and what you think :)

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  22. I loved the sauce. I also can see using it with chicken and beef. I especially like the fact that the only salt in the recipe comes from any in the ketchup. It is a good sauce to just keep in your head as there are only three ingredients.

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  23. Made these tonight and they were sinfully delicious and ridiculously easy. Two of my most favorite qualities in food! Thanks for the idea!

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  24. I found this on Pinterest. I made these tonight and the sauce that this makes is delicious. Pinned it to my Recipes I will make again Board. :)

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  25. Made this tonight and LOVED it. So did my husband. Even two of my four kids tried it and liked it, so that's a win right there! :) Had a hard time fitting 6 pork chops in my skillet, but otherwise it was a super-easy recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!! (Found you via Pinterest, btw.)

    Keep up with me, Ted, and our Fab Four at http://four-by-two.blogspot.com.

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  26. I do this same process with Chicken Broth, however I saute some onion with it as well.

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  27. I have done a recipe with coke and ketchup with Chicken. I wonder if it is the same type of thing.....I just might have to make this after reading all the good reviews. :0) Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I'm trying this tonight! It's simmering on the stove as we speak. Beer with anything is a thumbs up in this household! Thanks for the easy, peezy recipe! :)

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  29. I wonder if you could do this in the crock pot? I work and don't get in till late. Let me know if anyone has attempted this.

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  30. I was thinking the same thing about the crock pot. I am busy during the day with 2 little ones and things get crazier when the 2 older ones get home from school I love to throw stuff into my crock pot during nap time. Hubs has some Fat Tire in his beer fridge this is on the menu for tonight

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  31. ok scratch the Fat Tire he must have drank the last one over the weekend but he does have some Yuengling gonna try that instead

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  32. I found this recipe on Pinterest too. I've never cooked with beer, and don't even like the smell of it, so I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but decided to give it a try with chicken breasts. I was expecting something like Sherry or Marsala Chicken, but it's actually closer to a bbq sauce with the ketchup. It was quite tasty, very tender, and super easy! And for those of you, like me, you can't taste the beer, but you do have to tolerate the smell a bit while it cooks. (I used an Irish ale, Smithwick's.)

    Thanks for the recipe, I've enjoyed looking around the rest of your blog as well. I'll have to try some of your other recipes.

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  33. I made this last night...huge hit!!! I love finding new recipes that can last a lifetime in my household. This is definitely one of those recipes.

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  34. I found this recipe on pinterest. It looks so scrumptious and I need to try it. I love that I found your blog and am now following you. when you have a chance hop on by my blog Quest for delish.

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  35. Excellent!! MDH loved this and I will make ahain. So easy.

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    1. again, sorry it was that good!!

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  36. Simmering away as we speak! I'm using Heineken as it's the only beer I have in the house lol. But it's looking delicious!

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  37. I made these tonight for dinner and they were delish! My family really liked it to! I used Newcastle. It was great! I love the sauce! MMMM MMMM GOOD! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  38. WOW...this was awesome! I made these for dinner tonight. I used a Yuengling Lager and it came out just right. It was super easy and everyone loved it. For those of you who are not alcohol drinkers, there is no alcohol taste whatsoever. my 10 year old ate it and loved it...asked for more!

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  39. Has anyone made this with gluten free beer?

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    1. I used Redbridge which is a gluten free beer and they tasted great!

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    2. I am going to try this with Redbridge or New Grist tonight!!!

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  40. I have Shock top, budlight platnum and mich ultra. I am thinking of the Shock top but not sure. Anyone have any suggestions as to which beer i should use?

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  41. Oh my gosh! When you said absolutely scrumptious you weren't exaggerating a bit! My whole family LOVED them!! They were awesome!!! :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  42. Made these for dinner tonight. They were a huge hit. Will definitely make them again.

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  43. Made these with Newcastle tonight. Yum! And for the person asking--don't "waste" a Shock Top on pork chops--drink that bad boy! ;-)

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  44. I just stuck my finger in the sauce and MMM so good!! I used Kokanee:) and I am so excited to eat them!! Thank you!!

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  45. I'm wondering if you could put this in a slow cooker for 4 or 5 hours on low? I'm going to give it a go. :)

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  46. This may sound really stupid but what size is the bottle of beer? I've been trying to make an estimated guess but I really have no idea as I've never seen a bottle of American beer!! Around 375ml or 750ml?

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    1. American beers tend to be around 12oz or 350ml.

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  47. I think using Coke would work well for those who do not want to use beer, for obvious reasons. I use Coke and ketchup in a beef recipe I have and it's absolutely delicious. The syrup used to make it dark and sweet is the key. Hope this helps!

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  48. I am also curious how many ounces of beer I should use? All bottles are different sizes!

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  49. oh my goodness so good.....will definitely make again.....i loved them

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  50. Do we simmer the chops for 45 minutes covered or UNcovered. Any help is appreciated!

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  51. Awesome!! This is sooo good !!! Thanks for sharing : )

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  52. Made this for the second time tonight. My husband loved it so much the first time he requested it again. We use chicken instead of pork, because we aren't big pork eaters and it was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe!!

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  53. trying it currently with bush lite the only beer in the house...wish me luck

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  54. I made this for supper last night and it was soooooo good!!!(I used Miller High Life) My hubby and kids loved it! I will be making it again and will try some different kinds of*-0951` beers, chicken and shrimp for fun:)

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  55. Has anyone tried this in the crock pot yet? I'd love to know how you did it and how it turned out!

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  56. I am going to try this but using the crockpot tomorrow. It seems as if it should work out well.

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  57. Made this tonight. Loved it. Drank a couple of my own beers while it was simmering!

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  58. Awesome recipe! Easy too :) used michelob amberbrock

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  59. Yum, Yum, Yum!!!! Made this tonight and my bf and I loved it. This is definitely going in the file of "likes".
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

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  60. Want to make tomorrow. Anxious to see if anyone tried it in the crockpot yet?

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  61. I've made this recipe 4-5 times already, using Yuengling black and tan. My husband and 4 year old rave over it and I never have any leftovers. It has become a weekly meal! Thank you!

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  62. Found this on pinterest. I used an Indiana microbrew called three floyds. It gave the sauce a little bit of a spicy taste. It was great! I also added a little bit of mustard to the sauce. Will definitely make this again. Thanks!

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  63. I am not a cook...at all but found this on pinterest and thought I would give it a try. It was soooo easy and soooo yummy!! My 6 year old said "mommy...I don't like this..I LOVE IT! you are the best cooker in the world!" thanks for the recipe!!

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  64. Such a great yummy meal for the fam tonight, it was like ordering from a restaurant. I made the mistake of telling my mom what the recipe contained in front of my daughter... she refused to eat it. Boy what she missed out on. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. This was delicious!! Thanks so much!

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  66. You can also do this with coca cola, have been doing this forever! You use 1 cup coke and one cup ketchup, stir it together and pour over the chops or chicken, in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the meat and bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes, take out and flip chops over and spoon sauce on top, put back in oven for another 15-20 minutes.

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  67. Just tried this recipe tonight and it was an absolute home run! We have been looking for a good Pork dish to add to our rotation and now we've found it! Thanks for the great recipe! :)

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  68. Made this tonight with a hoppy IPA style beer! I loved it as did my kids, I can't wait to get my husbands reaction as he is the beer snob in our family! Soooo flavorful!

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  69. this was sooooooooooooo freaking good!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Has anyone tried freezing this prepared dish? Would like to make it for my classmates, but don't want to spend our visiting time slaving over a hot stove...sounds wonderful! Pam

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  71. This was so good next time I will try chicken. with. rice yumm. ***

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  72. Just finished dinner. One of my best ever. I used Shiner Bock for the sauce and thick cut pork chops. Served over Zatarains long grain and wild rice. Big hit with the wife and kids.

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  73. Looking forward to trying this! Would butterfly pork chops work? Anyone tried it this way?

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  74. Made these tonight with BBQ sauce instead of ketchup. DELICIOUS! Also, used Negra Modelo Mexican beer. :))))

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  75. Oh my goodness! Delicious! I used fat tire beer and I added a little bit of french fried onions. I will definately make this again! Thanks! :)

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  76. I am not a beer person either but pork chops marinated in beer were always good so I am trying this out right now.

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  77. Tried this tonight used leinenkugals Fireside nut brown beer. The family was skeptical but it was a smash hit!

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  78. Im a new cook and what is cornstaech

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  79. Sauce was delish... but what did i do wrong?!?! Porkchops were tough as leather!!

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    1. Maybe you cooked the pork too long before adding the sauce....

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  80. Tried this tonight, it was great!

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  81. This was great, thanks for sharing your recipe

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  82. I just made this for dinner and used Shiner Bock since New Belgium 1554 and fat Tire are not sold down in S. Florida. It is AMAZING!! My new fave recipe for pork!!

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    1. Why isn't fat tire down here?! We should start a petition...

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  83. Made this tonight and it was yummy. I used Shock Top Pumpkin Ale and it turned out great. I let me pork chops simmer long enough that I didn't have to thicken the sauce too

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  84. HELP!!! Any results using the crock-pot??? It's one of the only ways I can manage a full meal. Busy life = never home.

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  85. So I have a cider (Woodchuck 802 dark and dry), pumpkin ale, and Heineken in the fridge. I wonder which would work best?

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  86. You just solved my dinner dilemma for tonight! Making this with Mississippi Mud!! (And I have to get a little old school; fresh out of brown sugar, so busting out the white sugar and molasses! LOL!)
    Can't wait! Look for reviews later!!
    ~Stacey

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  87. Im Baaaack! Told ya to look for review! ;)

    RAVE reviews, at that! My finicky-eater 8 yr old daughter LOVES it!

    Thanks again! (I used Mississippi Mud)New signature sauce around here! Can't wait to try it on chicken!!

    ~Stacey

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    1. Oh, and I TOTALLY see myself using this sauce for 'lil smokies at parties! <3

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  88. I was so hopeful when trying this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, and I am just disappointed. I must be doing something wrong...as everyone else seems to be loving this recipe. This tastes like warm beer...very gross and very strong. Perhaps I did not simmer HOT enough? I did simmer for 45 min....

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  89. I used Beck's Dark and the sauce was fantastic!!! My chops were a little tough, so I'm not sure how to rememdy that.

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  90. Just put these in the Crock-Pot. I layered the ingredients. I also used pork steak because thats what I had on hand. Two steaks in the bottom, then sprinkled them with S & p, some brown sugar and ketsup, repeated layers until I was done then put a can of beer over it all. Will let you know how it goes!

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  91. To any of those that are like us we do not drink alkohol...see can't even spell it! LOL
    Coke works just great in this recipe, use it all the time. =>

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  92. I used Bitner German beer, added fresh garlic and onion and "slap your mommna hot" wo-wo and it was a hit!!! Even with the picky 15 year old...he ate 3 chops!
    The boys said its a keeper, they were a little weery because of the sweet...I told them, if you like pineapple sweet,,,then you will like this sauce.....

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  93. I'm going to make this tonight but I'm only using three bone-in chops. Do I simmer for the same amount of time? Or cut the time in half?

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  94. If you are cooking fewer chops, you still need to cook them the same amount of time :) Hope you enjoy!

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  95. ok I went to the liquor store looking for New Belgium 1554 (one bottle...I didn't want to buy a 6 pack just in case I didn't like this recipe...and the clerk told me the closest thing to 1554 is guiness. I agree with you...not recomended...too strong of a beer flavor (but my husband loved it!...he likes dark beer though) anyway would try this again with New Belgium 1554 (I'll break down and buy the 6 pack) I put fresh rosemary on top...yum!

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  96. How sweet is the sauce? I don't like sweet with meat lol.

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  97. I used strongbow cider because that's what drink and the apple perfectly complimented the pork

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  98. I don't drink but can I use coke? I heard it works good with certain kinds of meat.

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  99. I used Shock Top Raspberry beer.....OMGoodness!!!! DELICIOUS!!!!!!!

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  100. I found this on Pinterest, and gave it a try - unfortunately, I checked on them at 25 minutes (fine) and turned them - then about 10 minutes later, smelled something awful. Yeah, they burnt to a crisp. I may try again sometime, but be aware you should check them more often.

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  101. can I use flower instead of cornstarch?

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  102. Holy Amazeballs!!!! Best thing I've EVER put in my mouth!
    My husband inhaled it! I used Dos Equis Amber.
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe :)
    Lisa

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  103. OH MY GOODNESS were these delicious. I used Sam Adams Winter Lager beer and it worked fine. My husband went thru chemo and a stem cell transplant and it really messed up his taste (and it's been 3 years ago). When I asked him what he thought he replied "GOOD". When he says something is good it is just amazing!! THANK YOU for this recipe. Definitely a keeper.

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  104. I TOLD the guy what you used & they didn't carry it.
    He convinced me to try Heineken Dark Lager.
    It SOUNDS as if, from the comments, that just about anything works so.....I hope he's right.
    I wish I had just wandered around & chosen something myself. But, I'm sure it will be fine & can't wait to try it!!!
    I saw Fat Tire there do if it doesn't taste like I hope it will....I'll try either that or a German nut brown ale (which I tried in another recipe & liked) before declaring it a "no".

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  105. I am planning on trying this .. but all I have is bud light so I called a friend and he gave me a bottle of new glarus fat squirrel.. would this be a good choice of beer... please let me know...

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  106. I tried this tonight. Unfortunately my sinuses were a little stuffed so I couldn't appreciate the full flavor. My husband really liked the chops but both him and my kids said the sauce was too sweet. I think I will use less brown sugar next time. I liked it a lot and loved that it was soooooo easy!

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  107. Every region has a dark beer that is more popular that will work fine. Dark beer has more flavor to add to the dish, if you don't have a full body dark beer I would use red wine.

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  108. I made these tonight and was so pleased with them!! I used New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale. I did use a bit of garlic powder and onion powder to add a little more flavor and for the thickening agent I used chicken broth in place of the water. These are fantastic, Will definitely make again!

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  109. These pork chops were the most tender I have ever had! Great recipe!! I used Pyramid Winter Warm Ale. And I did cover them while they simmered, is there any reason why I shouldn't?

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  110. I cook for a fraternity and would like to try making this for them, but would be cooking like 30 of them...anyone tried this in the oven?

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  111. If using coke, should you still add the brown sugar?

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  112. Bistrowoman - I cater and yes, you could do these in the oven. Just brown first, place in baking dish, cover with sauce and bake at 350 - allow for additional cooking time in the even that they take a little longer. I would uncover last 10-15 minutes to help sauce thicken a bit and of course, check them!! I have done these (for a senior citizen luncheon) with 1" thick boneless pork loin chops and used coke instead and they were a huge hit and SO tender. I also made faux-mashed potatoes (mashed cauliflower) as an alternative and the sauce complimented them perfectly.

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  113. It's YIN, not YING.

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  114. Made this last night for dinner. D-E-licious!
    I used Tejas Brock Beer.
    Next time will use Boneless chops.
    Or I was thinking of cubing a roast and using this recipe over rice. YUM. This is a keeper.

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  115. I was planning on trying this tonight. But I got home and realized the recipe also calls for cornstarch. You may want to consider adding this to the ingredients list.

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    1. You must be a new cook. You can use flour to thicken (just like you would make gravy). You have made gravy haven't you?

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    2. Mmmm RUDE!!!

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  116. This is also my drunkin meatball recipe. I make the sauce in my slowcooker. Heat the sauce in slowcooker, then add raw meatballs. Cook on high for approx 4 hours then turn to low for final 2 hours. The best meatballs you will ever have.

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  117. Love this recipe! But I want to try to make this in my crockpot, has anyone else tried this yet???

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  118. So I have been itching to try this recipe since I first saw it and I am being brave and trying it in the crock pot. I did use my meat tenderizer because the pork chops were very thick and i browned the pork chops but didn't cook them fully as they will be in my crock pot cooking. I also doubled the sauce, and put the sauce in the same pan I cooked the pork chops in to get that yummy flavor. Then I poured over the chops in the crock pot set the temp to low so it will cook now for 6-8 hours then I will strain my sauce and thicken it and make my homemade buttermilk mash potatoes i'm really looking forward to this I hope it works out I will be back to let you know.

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  119. So we just ate the pork chops.....OMG let me tell you they were falling apart and the sauce was amazing i couldn't keep up with everyone wanting more! This is a definite keeper for my supper rotation

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    1. Munchkin...What does the sauce taste like? Is it similar to a BBQ sauce flavor?
      I want to make this tonight! Thanks for any help you can give! =)

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  120. I read all the reviews and everyone says its delicious, but what does the sauce taste like? Does it taste like BBQ sauce? I've never heard of the beers suggested. Can you name some more common dark beers? I would love to try this soon! Thanks! =)

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  121. I also found this one on Pinterest. Made it a couple weeks ago and Hubby devoured it! Used Angry Orchard Ginger Cider and it was wonderful! Loved the apple/pork combo. I have a question - I have a pork tenderloin out for dinner tonight. Do you think I could use it instead of the chops??

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  122. Found on pinterest, repinned and added crock pot modifications:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/495255290242366227/

    Thank you so much, this recipe is awesome!!

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  123. I made this tonight and my family LOVED it!! Thank you so much for this recipe, I will definitely be making it more!

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  124. Soooo good! Just finished eating it, and my fiance said " I actually really liked it." Which rarely happens. I did two separate dishes: one beer, and one Pepsi. I used a can of bud light since he wouldn't let me waste a bottle of beer lol. Thank you!

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  125. Mine are simmering right now.. hope they turn out. I used REDDS Apple Ale since pork and apples go good together I thought I would give it a try.. I will post results :)

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    1. I'm going to try it with Redd's tonight!

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  126. I have made this several times. I love it. The only thing I do different is to add a TBSP of red wine vinegar to cut some of the sweetness to it. I love it and so does my family!!

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  127. Can't wait to try these. Found on Pinterest. Sounds awesome.

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  128. Went to the store today for dark ale and pork chops. Came home with dark ale and chicken breasts! Getting old and senile. lol Made the recpe anyway with the chicken. My husband went totally nuts over it. He can't wait to try it with pork chops. This recipe is totally awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  129. Okay, I made this but subbed for a different beer because I couldn't find the one you used! It worked PERFECTLY!!! I blogged about it and linked back here! I hope you like what I wrote! Thanks for the great recipe! I'll be making this every week for a loooooong time!
    http://myrecipejourney-lillian.blogspot.com/2013/03/seriously-scrumptious-drunken-pork-chops.html#

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  130. Delicious! I added some cayenne pepper to give it a zing! Will cut back on sugar just a bit next time, and will try in crockpot!

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  131. I sauteed slivers of onion & green peppers in skillet with olive oil before adding pork chops. Also added ppred pepper flake to sauce. Would put over rice as it has a similar taste to sweet & sour sauce.

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  132. great recipe, I used Samual Adams Holiday Porter! YUM!

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  133. I loved this recipe and so did my hubby. I used a local microbrew called Snowshoe Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company. I will be making this recipe again and again. Thanks!

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  134. I am going to try this tonight.....it will be my first time trying it but is sounds really delicious, I have a Belguim Ale that I am going to use and hope that it turns out great.
    It will also be the first time I am cooking for my boyfriend and he loves his belguim beer so I am hoping he will love it.

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  135. I just made this tonight. I didn't thicken the sauce enough, so next time I will. The only dark beer I had on hand was a darker Budweiser, I can't even remember what it was now as I'm half asleep and I don't drink the stuff to begin with, lol. My fiance is the beer drinker, not me, especially now being pregnant. It was pretty good, so I'll make it again.

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  136. I made this using Samuel Adams Boston Lager. YUMMY!!! I cut down on the brown sugar to 1/3 cup. Next time, I'll cut it down to 1/4 cup & cook up some chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

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  137. I made this last night with Shiner Bock and it was amazing! :) My whole family faved about it.. I made some mashed potatoes to go with it, and a bacon cheddar beer bread (also using Shiner) and my family was very impressed by the whole thing.. If you have Shiner Bock available in your area, I recommend trying it with that!:)

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    1. Making this with shiner today! Can't wait

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  138. I just put them in the pan to simmer and realized I have no corn starch :/ Has anyone used anything else in its place? Im assuming its just to thicken the sauce but Im, not sure

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  139. im thinking about making this but i hate beer. does it leave a strong beer taste?

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  140. I want to make this tonight, but only have red wine, marsala, or brandy. I've already been into the red wine so can't go out to buy beer. I think I'll try the marsala.

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  141. Made this tonight.. it was delicious! I made it with regular yuengling. Thanks for the recipe.

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  142. Made these for dinner tonight..........delicious!!!!!!! Used a non alcohol dark beer, that's what I had and they turned out perfect. Thanks for the recipe :-)

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  143. Making these for the second time tonight. The first time I used Saint Arnold Spring Bock and it worked out beautifully. This time I went with Ziegenbock because the Saint Arnold was out season and so far so good. Both of these are Texas beers so I am not sure how widely available they are.

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  144. The flavor is right on if you like a pretty sweet sauce. I had to lighten it up..so I added a little more beer and chicken broth, plus I added garlic powder, soy sauce and oregano. I would make it again, but definitely cut down on the brown sugar.

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  145. I made this for dinner tonight and found it to be WAY too sweet. I would be interested to hear if anyone has added any other spices? cut down on the sugar? I think it would be a good base for a pork roast but with some tweaks!I like the idea of adding garlic powder (though I would probably go with fresh garlic). Not sure I would so the soy sauce route though.
    Anyway, dinner wasn't bad, but I thought it could be better. I would not make this as is again, but I would play with it and try to make it better.

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  146. I made this tonight and it is definitely a keep my husband said! I followed directions to a T and used one can of regular budweiser..... Perfect!!!

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  147. This is my favorite recipe! I also make it with boneless, skinless chicken and it is to die for! I use different types of Sam Adams beer to make it. I always double the sauce part. The family loves it!

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  148. Make this using Shock Top amd absolutely love it...going to try it tonight using chicken...hopeit is just as good!!

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  149. Best chops I have ever made! I used yuengling not super dark but yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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  150. Made these tonight, used Coors light (that's all I had).. The sauce was great the pork chops were not fork tender. I'd do it again in the crock pot.

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  151. I'm wanting to make a special meal for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. He absolutely loves pork chops, however he is not a beer drinker. I know the alcohol will cook out, but does it end up tasting like beer? If so he won't like it. I'm curious what those of you who have tried it and don't like beer have to say. Please let me know! Thanks!

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  152. I made this tonight...used a dark creamy beer and added onions & mushrooms. We really liked it, but it is kinda sweet. I also added cajun seasoning on my chops. Served it over egg noodles. I will also make it again, I think boneless pork chops and chicken breast will be just as tasty :)

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  153. I have done them in Crockpot with double sauce . Tomorrow I.am making pork country ribs with this.sauce in Crockpot. How can it not turn out the sauce is amazing!!!!!

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  154. Okay everyone! What type of skillet did you use... non-stick, stainless, or cast iron? Thanks in advance for your input.

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    1. Okay...I just made this in my cast iron skillets.... while I was taking the chops out of the pan to "thicken" the sauce, I thought....these are going to be tough. When I added the chops back into the sauce, I sliced them against the grain before hand. My family loved it! The would prefer it served over rice... so next time that is the plan. Thank you for the recipe! This would also be a hit with chicken, as mentioned above.

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  155. Tried with Sam Adams blackberry witbier twice, once with ketchup and once with blackberry jam thinned with cider vinegar, we preferred option 2 but both were tasty!

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  156. I used Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, look no further, the perfect beer for this recipe.

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  157. This recipe has become a regular in my rotation. My husband absolutely loves it and so do me and the kids.

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