April 20, 2012
Rootbeer Pork Chops
April's HH6 challenge was to Pick a recipe or dish from a HH6 blogger's blog to prepare.
So I went trolling around on blogs for a while. With the insanity of my life lately, I needed something easy. I also happened to have some pork chops in the fridge and a desperate craving for root beer floats. It all came perfectly together when I found the Root Beer Grilled Pork Chops on Saraplicious! Kitchen.
And then my Traeger broke.
The Husband went out and got a cheapo gas grill the day after I made this to tide us over until I get the Traeger repaired, but that was of no use to my poor pork chops which had to be oven baked instead of grilled.
They were still delicious though! The root beer gave the chops a delicate flavor. I'm actually glad I didn't use my Traeger for this - I think the smoke would have overwhelmed the root beer taste. I made some small alterations, listed below.
4 pork chops
1 can root beer
1 T onion powder
With a fork, poke a bunch of holes in the chops. Put them in a large ziplock and add the rootbeer and onion powder. Massage until well combined and marinate 4-8 hours in the fridge, turning once. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until cooked through.