Sunday, May 3, 2009

BBQ Pork Chops

I have several food blogs that I visit regularly, and most of them are in my links section. One of my favorites is The Crepes of Wrath. First of all, what a great name! The food and photos are always great and I have made quite a few recipes they have featured. This BBQ Pork chop recipe is perfect for a week night meal.

3 pork chops
1 tablespoon low-sodium steak seasoning
1/2 (12 fluid oz) can or bottle of beer
1 (9 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
2 onions, sliced

1. Sprinkle the pork chops with steak seasoning and rub it in.
2. Heat olive oil or Pam in a dutch oven or shallow pot. Brown both sides of the pork in the pot. After the pork chops have been browned, remove them from the pan, place on a plate, and set aside.
3. Pour half of the beer into the pot. Stir it around beer until all of the particles on the sides have been incorporated. Pour in the barbecue sauce and place the pork chops back into the pan. Add onions and cover. Simmer on low for 1 to 2 hours. Serve with the sauce and onions on rice or vegetables.

I did a single serving for myself, since the hubby doesn't eat pork. Oh, he eats bacon and all the various sausage, salami and pepperoni type meats, but not delicious pork chops. I long ago gave up trying to figure out the method to his food madness. You need some pork, onion or shallot, steak seasoning, BBQ sauce and some beer. I used some Sierra Nevada because it was currently on tap in my kegorator. The BBQ sauce is a horseradish BBQ sauce I got at Sur La Table and boy was it good.

Heat some oil in a heavy pan.

Season your pork with the steak seasoning and some salt. Get it in the hot oil and let it sear up and get nice and browned.

While it browns, slice up your onion or shallots.

Flip that pork over and get it browned on the other side.

Once it is browned to your liking, get it out of the oil and set it aside.

Pour in the beer and get all of the yummy pork bits up off of the bottom of the pan. This is called deglazing.

Stir in the BBQ sauce.

Put the pork back in, add the onion and cover it up. Let it simmer for an hour and go put your feet up.

Just before the pork is ready you can make a side. Thanks to my sister I have discovered these awesome Ziploc Steam Bags. I promise I am not getting paid by these folks but these things are amazing. I have used the same bag my sister sent me about 5 times and it still holds its seal perfectly. I threw some potatoes in there and in 4 minutes they were perfectly steamed. Go grab some of these steamy wonders. They come in large sizes too.

Pull the lid off the pork and smell the BBQ goodness.

This was super easy and tasted like I slaved away for hours over it. Thanks again to the Crepes of Wrath for the great recipe idea!


  1. looks great - and how ironic... I just bought that same montreal steak seasoning this weekend...

  2. Oh wow this sounds and look delicous! I need to make this.

  3. Looks good! What's in "steak seasoning"?