Friday, May 25, 2012

BBQ Bacon Pork Chops

          Last week I bought pork chops that were on sale.  I was very excited.  But of course after bringing them home from the grocery, Moe told me that he didnt like pork chops! So making them was put on hold for awhile, but tonight seemed like the perfect time.  In order to get hubby on board I began looking for recipes.  I found Bacon Pork Chops with a BBQ Glaze from  It sounded amazing.  But I did not have all of the ingredients listed and was unsure of how to do some things.  So I adjusted the recipe just slightly.  Here is what we did.
          We used 4 thinly sliced pork chops, 5 pieces bacon (an extra for good measure), 1/2 cup lager beer (we used Yuengling, Moe's beer of choice recently), and 4 tablespoons BBQ sauce (of course the only Sweet Baby Rays!).  Then for the process:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Pre-cook bacon slices in skillet for 45-60 seconds per side.  Remove from skillet and place on a plate.  Place pork chops in the same skillet and brown each side of chop (about a minute per side).  Place pork chops in a 9x12 oven safe pan lined with foil for easy clean up.  Place a few drops of BBQ sauce on pork chops to hold bacon.  Cut each bacon strip in half and place two halves on top of each pork chop.  Mix together BBQ sauce and beer in small bowl.  Pour over bacon and pork chops.  If some sauce remains heat and add for extra sauce when eating.  Bake pork chops for 15-20 minutes depending on thickness.  Once cooked thoroughly, eat and enjoy.  Mashed potatoes, green beans, and rolls make for a completely delicious meal!
            Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture before eating (because it was sooo good) but this is a picture of our left overs!! Gotta have those left overs for school tomorrow!  Oh by the way, this was a DELICIOUS meal.  Even Moe enjoyed it and could not believe that they were pork chops.  They had so much flavor and were very tender.  The mashed potatoes were the perfect accompaniment. This made for a wonderful evening....accept for the pile of dishes that were created.... least favorite part of cooking.
          I love learning/finding new recipes. Pinterest is wonderful for this.  Any fun new recipes that you have found?  Eventually I want to get to a point where I have my own box of recipe cards rather than always looking things up online, but for now that will do.  Also moving to a different country with different foods probably does not help that desire but alas we do what we can.  Honestly the food/market experience is something we are both looking most forward to.  Anyway, sorry for the rant.  You should try the recipe.  It was phenomenal.

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