Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Root beer gives this family-friendly recipe a tangy taste kids will love. Served alongside the smashed potatoes, this makes a scrumptious stick-to-the-ribs meal any weeknight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Photo by Claudette S.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

4

serings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2

    pounds small red potatoes, halved

  • 1

    cup root beer

  • 1

    cup ketchup

  • 1

    tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons chili powder

  • 2

    teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3/4

    teaspoon pepper, divided

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt, divided

  • 4

    bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/4

    teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder; set aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned; drain. Add root beer mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove pork and keep warm. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Bring sauce to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Meanwhile, drain potatoes; mash with butter, garlic powder and remaining salt and pepper. Serve with pork chops and sauce. Yield: 4 servings. Nutritional Facts 1 pork chop with 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/3 cup sauce equals 637 calories, 29 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,222 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein.

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