While I was really feeling the urge to make something all Fall-like and pumpkin-y, I decided I better mix it up a bit. It’s been a long time since I’ve cooked pork chops, so when I came across this Drunken Pork Chops recipe on the site Siggy Spice via Pinterest, I was very intrigued.
I was even more encouraged when I looked at the ingredient list and realized I had everything on hand except pork chops and ketchup for this recipe. Ketchup just weirds me out on a lot of levels, so I didn’t even have any on hand. (Just the fact that I saw ketchup on the ingredient list and didn’t run for the hills makes me really think I’m growing as a person.) Go Me! 😉
Want to know the best part? This was a cinch to make. I made it over my lunch break, in fact. All it takes is to use a large sauce pan, and brown the pork chops on both sides. While the chops are cooking, mix up a bottle of dark ale (don’t go Guinness-dark so just pick your favorite beer), brown sugar and ketchup. Once the pork is browned, pour the sauce over them and simmer for 40-45 minutes. Then thicken the sauce after that and serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.
Ordinarily I’m a bit mashed potato obsessed but for the sake of time and a growling stomach, I went with rice. And despite the ketchup’s appearance, this was such a good dish that I could have licked my plate clean, and nearly did. I cannot wait for you to try this one out for yourself!
So go ahead and click here for the recipe and step by step directions. You’ll be so very glad you did!0