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
- 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.
- Want to scale a recipe up or down? Simply type in a new serving amount and the recipe will automatically adjust!
- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.