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!)
Have your drink and eat it too!
This recipe was linked up at:
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