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Savory Beer Pork Chops Recipe

Savory Beer Pork Chops Recipe

These tender chops in savory sauce are perfect for a hectic weeknight because they're so easy to prep. They use only five ingredients! Try them with hot buttery noodles. —Jana Christian, Farson, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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browns19fan User ID: 919833 265768
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"These were pretty good, for pork chops. I used the recipe as a starting point only, since we did not have any beer. Instead I prepared it with BBQ sauce and peach-pecan flavored whiskey. DH liked it so I'll probably make it again sometime."

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."

joeltpeckham User ID: 2811152 80389
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 User ID: 1694920 146937
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."

joceyw User ID: 3308211 61591
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."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 132778
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Very dry with no flavor"

Tennessee Momm User ID: 4848549 80388
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"easy, fast and good."

Baskitmum1 User ID: 1889876 206016
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome. I doubled the sauce because I wanted to use up the beer. My hubby loved it.

I think it would also be good with chicken Breast. Will definately use this again."

gonellya2 User ID: 1321365 53167
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"So so good, and super easy. Everyone loved it!"

coolbeans13 User ID: 5355777 53166
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"I drained off the fat as well, like czell. Before I browned the chops, I tenderized them. They were so moist and absorbed all the wonderful flavors. Definitely a keeper!"

AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 96997
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Excellent recipe. Next time I will try it out on company. Sure was easy and delicious."

czell User ID: 5337931 54029
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Delicious! Doubled the amount of sauce and drained off fat before adding the sauce to simmer. Tender, juicy chops with great flavor."

tamicarr User ID: 1329724 57724
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"Delicious and so easy. Sauce has a nice light flavor - not overwhelming. :)"

mlblake User ID: 4362429 58216
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"very excellent flavor and very tender! this is definitely a keeper!"

rettbaron User ID: 4922558 68852
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"Stunningly simple to make, simply fabulous taste!"

rrfrey21 User ID: 3107605 206015
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"These were wonderful!! My whole family raved over these chops. I made these for dinner and my 4 year old son insisted that I make them for supper as well! Chops were very moist and had a great flavor, not to mention a snap to fix. Goes well with cheese fries too. Thanks"

overjoyed User ID: 3424937 68851
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"Tasty and easy way to make pork chops."

llesnada User ID: 4474824 53164
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"Absolutely the most tender and flavorful pork chop that I have ever made! I didn't even make any changes. This is a family favorite now!"

lablady1967 User ID: 4025304 96989
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"I finally found a pork chop recipe that wasn't dry. My daughter even ate it. Thanks Jana.


cool grandma User ID: 2805478 112624
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"i made these last night; and everyone really liked them. will be making them again"

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