Best Choice For Dinner-Beer Braised Pork Chops

pork chops wit pears


2 tablespoon olive oil

4 center cut, bone-in pork chops

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 pears

¾ cup beer

¾ tablespoon dried sage

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Beer Braised Pork Chops with pears

"These tender chops in savory sauce are perfect for a hectic weeknight because they're so easy to prepare. Anjou pears add a sweetness to this beer braised pork chop.  Consumption of pears decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and a lower weight"

Cooking time : 1 h            Serves : 4


Step 1: In a large skillet, preheat olive oil over medium high heat. Season pork chops with sea salt and pepper. Then add to skillet and sear until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side.  Transfer chops to a bowl.

Step 2: preheat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add pears to skillet and sauté over medium heat until golden, about 6 minutes. Transfer pears to bowl with pork chops.

Step 3: Add beer and sage into pan. Scrape up caramelized bits from bottom with a wooden spoon. Add a ketchup and brown sugar.

Step 4: Add pork chops and pears back to the pan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Partially cover skillet with lid, reduce heat to low , and braise until chops are cooked through, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Step 5: Remove chops and pears from pan. Skim away any fat from liquid, increase heat to medium , and cook until sauce is reduced by half. Cook about 10 minutes. When sauce is ready serve beer braised pork chops topped with pears and sauce.

Step 6: Freeze option :Place pork chops in freezer containers; top with sauce. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring sauce and adding a little water if necessary. 

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