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 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 239 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides.
  2. Mix ketchup, brown sugar and beer; pour over chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in pork 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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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 262001
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2017

"Double the sauce! Easy meal and good with mashed potato boats or rice."

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 261605
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"Whole family approved!!! I thickened the sauce with some cornstarch. It was the perfect amount of sweet. So easy & quick to make."

Beema User ID: 446601 261584
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"Delicious, as promised. Easy to cut down or double; I covered them while cooking, to be sure to preserve the moisture."

5986princessa User ID: 8661295 239644
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."

Remenec User ID: 6059530 54030
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."

fefekeefe User ID: 5871253 57729
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

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

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 137568
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

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

mrs.pawling User ID: 141812 57727
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."

jackpotsusie User ID: 4171664 57726
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!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 57725
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."

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