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Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes Recipe
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Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Originally published as Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p9

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.

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

Reviews for Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes(28)

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

They were all gone in a matter of minutes! I am asked weekly if they are on the menu of the week.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

Made this with boneless pork loin cut into chops - ended up very tender and juicy, but the sauce definitely left something to be desired - basically tasted like ketchup. Could use some tweaking to be sure.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

My family enjoyed these chops and LOVED the sauce. I also used diet root beer. I served mine with creamed new potatoes and fresh beans. Sauce would be good on chicken and/or wings.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

Was good. Might cut the sauce in half next time. Had ALOT leftover.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

Got a "just okay" from everyone at my house. Not bad, but not great either.

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