If there was ever a recipe to make the man in your life ecstatic it is my Pan Seared Pork Chops with Beer. It is great for Father’s Day, his birthday or the classic I was wrong, makeup meal. It combines his favorite things in one skillet.
It is not really fair to describe this as a man favorite meal because I love it myself. But to say I don’t get brownie points from my husband when I make this dish for dinner would be an untruth. The tangy gravy and the ease of how this recipe comes together so quickly will make this a family favorite.
Why this Skillet Recipe Works
Honestly, this recipe couldn’t be simpler. I got it started, then turned the stove off and went to soccer practice. When I got home, I simply picked up where I left off. So easy.
Try serving it with Easy Parmesan Orzo and steamed broccoli and it was a huge hit. Even the leftovers were super tasty! It’s now be a permanent staple on my weeknight dinner rotation!
How to Make Pan Seared Pork Chops with Beer – Step by Step
- Step One: First, season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and House Seasoning.(Photo 1 below)
- Step Two: Next Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat until pan is hot and oil is shimmering. Then add pork chops to pan and sear for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned (they don’t have be cooked through since they will simmer longer).(Photo 2 below)
- Step Three: Next remove chops from the skillet and them add onions and garlic to pan. (Photo 3 below)
- Step One: Saute the onions and garlic. (Photo 1 below)
- Step Two: Cook until the onions and garlic are soft and translucent.(Photo 2 below)
- Step Three: Next add flour to skillet and stir for 1 minute.(Photo 3 below)
Step One: Then stir in beer, brown sugar, and ketchup to the onion mixture. (Photo 1 below)
Step Two: Then add thyme and bay leaf.(Photo 2 below)
Step Three: Finally, place pork chops back into the skillet; Then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until pork chops are fully cooked, flipping once. Sauce will thicken as the chops simmer. (Photo 3 below)
How Do You Know When Your Skillet Pork Chops with Beer are Done?
To make this Skillet Pork Chops quick I use a thin cut of Pork Chops. But I am always worried about knowing when my pork is done. No one likes undercooked pork but tough pork is the worst. Therefore, I cannot stress enough having a good meat thermometer in your kitchen.
I recommend this meat thermometer. Your pork chop is done when the meat thermometer inserted in the pork reads 140°F (60°C).
How Long to Cook Pork Chops in the Oven?
If you don’t want to cook this Pan Seared Pork Chop on the stove top in a skillet, you can definitely make this dish in the oven.
Pork chops should be baked in an oven heated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature the meat needs to cook uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes. Let sit for several minutes for the juices to return to meat.
Remember to check the meats temperature with a thermometer to make sure it is the right temperature.
What Type of Beer Should I Use for Making Pan Seared Pork Chops with Beer?
I wouldn’t recommend using a light beer. The darker the better. Yuengling Lager works perfectly — it’s definitely a favorite in our house.
And, if cooking with beer is not your thing, try substituting beef broth or a nice wine.
Expert Tips for Making the Best Pan Seared Pork Chops
- Add different flavors: Try adding some mushrooms to the dish.
- This recipe can be doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and make in batches.
- Try on the grill: Pork Chops are great on the grill and you can make this skillet dish there as well.
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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Beer
- 5-6 thin cut boneless pork chops
- 1 teaspoon House seasoning blend
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 12 oz lager beer, I prefer Yuengling Lager
- ⅛ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and House Seasoning Blend.
- Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat until pan is hot and oil is shimmering.
- Add pork chops to pan and sear for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned (they don’t have be cooked through since they will simmer longer).
- Remove chops from the skillet.
- Add onions and garlic to pan and saute until softened and translucent.
- Add flour to skillet and stir for 1 minute.
- Stir in beer, brown sugar, ketchup, thyme and bay leaf.
- Add pork chops back into the skillet; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until pork chops are fully cooked, flipping once.
- Sauce will thicken as the chops simmer.
- Add Different Flavors: Try adding some mushrooms to the dish.
- This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and make in batches.
- Try On the Grill: Pork Chops are great on the grill and you can make this skillet dish there as well.
13 thoughts on “Pan Seared Pork Chops With Beer”
I’m excited to try this dish out tonight, what sides go well with this? Besides a side salad. I was thinking of possibly some sautéed zucchini and squash but am open to ideas
The zucchini sounds delish. I love a good rice or potato side, too
You had me at BEER! These came out so perfect, thank you for the recipe!
My kids were looking over my shoulder when I was looking at this recipe and said: “make that next!”
I’m alll about cooking with beer. These pork chops were super moist and delicious. Definitely one to make over and over
So glad you liked them! 🙂
These pork chops are my husband’s new favorite! That what he said after he devoured two of them. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions made trying a new recipe super easy!
I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂
Hi again. Still not able to print, sorry.
when do you had the thyme and bay leaf? Sides good, always looking for new recipes
Mix it in with the ketchup and the rest of the ingredients. I just updated the recipe. Thanks for asking! 🙂
This sounds really good but what size bottle of beer and could you finish cooking this in a slow cooker. Thanks
I use a 12 oz bottle of Yuengling Lager beer when I make this. As for finishing it in the slow cooker…I’m not sure. I usually use thin pork chops so the whole recipe only takes me 30 minutes or so from start to finish. If you use thicker pork chops you may be able to use your slow cooker — the thin pork chops that I use would definitely dry out.
I’d love to hear how you make out if you decide to use the slow cooker, though! Good luck! 🙂