Rootbeer Braised Porkchops

Pop and pork are both bad for you…so you probably shouldn’t eat this…but it IS delicious, so if you decide to make it, I won’t tell!

We used a high quality root beer (yes such a thing does exist) made with organic cane sugar, NOT high fructose corn syrup (glucose-fructose)

Root Beer Pork Chops
Fresh out of the oven! Sticky and sweet!

Ingredients: 

  • 5-6 pork chops
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (like demerara)
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 bottle good quality old fashioned root beer (12 oz. 355 ml)

KooK it:

preheat oven to 225 F

Place pork chops in a single lager in a baking dish.

Mix all other ingredients together in a bowl and pour over chops.

Bake, covered for 90 minutes.

Optional: After chops are done, you can remove the liquid to a saucepan. mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 3 tbsp of cold liquid (water, root beer, etc.) and blend with the porkchop liquid. Heat over medium, stirring, until thickened. Makes for a delicious sauce.

Root beer chops
Sweet, salty and great served with a Caprese Salad

 

 

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