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Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes

 Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes
Root beer gives this family-friendly recipe a tangy taste kids will love. Served alongside the smashed potatoes, this makes a scrumptious stick-to-the-ribs meal any weeknight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the root beer, ketchup, brown
  • sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder; set
  • aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/2

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Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add pork chops, one at a
  • time, and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3
  • minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned; drain. Add
  • root beer mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
  • for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove pork
  • and keep warm. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Bring sauce to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Meanwhile, drain potatoes; mash with butter, garlic powder and
  • remaining salt and pepper. Serve with pork chops and sauce. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/3 cup sauce equals 637 calories, 29 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,222 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.