Recipe Details

Beer-Braised Sirloin Chops with Mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

4 boneless sirloin pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
8 ounces beer , room temperature
salt
black pepper, freshly ground
buttered noodles, (optional)
fresh parsley, minced (optional)

Cooking Directions

Lightly flour chops. Melt butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until foaming. Brown chops quickly on both sides. Remove, reserve. Add green onion, garlic, mushrooms and thyme and saute an additional minute. Return chops to skillet, add beer; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 7-8 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with noodles, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Serves 4

Serving Suggestions

A basic braised recipe full of flavor and prefect to warm up a cold evening. Serve with mashed potatoes, buttered carrot coins and a green lettuce salad.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 212 calories
Protein: 24 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Sodium: 114 milligrams
Cholesterol: 71 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Fiber: 1 grams

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About the Cut: Chop

Pork chops are the most popular cut from the pork loin, which is the strip of meat that runs from the pig’s hip to shoulder. Depending on where they originate, pork chops can be found under a variety of names, including loin, rib, sirloin, top loin and blade chops.

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About the Cooking Method: Braising

COOKING BASICS:
1. Coat meat lightly with seasoned flour, if desired.
2. In a large, heavy pan with lid, brown meat on all sides in a small amount of oil; remove excess drippings from pan.
3. Cover meat with desired liquid(s).
4. Cover pan and simmer over low heat on stove or in a low to moderate (275 to 300 degrees F.) oven for 1 to 3 hours, until tender.
5. If adding vegetables, add toward end of cooking time, during the last 20 to 45 minutes.

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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

The best way to defrost pork is in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Defrosting a 1 inch chop will take 12-14 hours.


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Butcher's Tips

It’s important to note that all pork chops cook the same. The length of cooking primarily depends on the thickness of the chop. Thickness can vary from ½ to 2 inches. Whether you choose chops boneless for convenience or chops with the bone attached for their attractive appearance, the cooking time is the same. Pork chops are likely the least intimidating of all pork cuts because they are so easy to prepare.

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awesome
by anonymous 02/16/2012