Savory Beer Pork Chops Recipe
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Savory Beer Pork Chops Recipe

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These tender chops from Jana Christian of Farson, Wyoming are perfect for a hectic weeknight because they're so easy to prep. But they're also a real bargain at about 77 cents per serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides.
  2. Mix beer, ketchup and brown sugar; pour over chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-6 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Beer Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p44

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"This was so easy and really good! The only change I made was I dredged the chops in flour with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper and then browned them. I simmered them for 45 minutes and used more of the beer when the sauce became too thick. Will definitely make this again and again."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"I was a little nervous to try this recipe since I don't normally use beer in my cooking. It was a very subtle taste, however, even though I used a dark beer. The pork chops cooked very quickly and had a great flavor. I would definitely cook this again for me and my husband."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"Excellent! Highly recommend this recipe, best, most moist pork chops!"

Amy the Midwife
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"I used Guinness dark lager that was left over from another recipe. Surprisingly, I couldn't taste it."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013 Edited Feb. 26, 2014

"These are tender and have a really unique flavor. I served them with roasted sweet potatoes and baked onions and peppers. My daugher said the plate was so pretty, it looked like a restaurant dish! Will certainly make this again."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"Have nade this several times with 2 large pork chops and is always good. Last night I had run out of ketchup and used chili sauce and it was super! The key is to watch the temp closely and take it off heat when it hits 140 degrees, put a lid on it--temp will continue to rise the next few min and this way it's never dried out!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Made 2 pork chops and all of the sauce. We thought it was great. Will definitely make it again. I do not like the taste of beer to drink but I do like the flavor it imparts to cooked foods."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I doubled the sauce, minced a medium onion and added to the sauce that I had , placed in a seperate non reacting sauce pan and brought to a boild to evorporate the beer flavor or taste, and reduce the mixture till thick, I keep tasting the sauce till I knew the achol favor had evporated, then poured over the pork chops and finished cooking, was awesome. I would do it my way again."

Dixie Rose
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Haven't made the yet but I wonder if marinating them in beer for a few hours (or even overnight) would help."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Not that great. Just tastes like you poured beer over the pork chops. I didn't think this recipe was worth it."

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