Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes
pounds small red potatoes, halved
bone in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
1Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water.
2Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
3Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the root beer, ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder; set aside.
4In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
5Add pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat.
6In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned; drain.
8Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145 degrees. Remove pork and keep warm.
9Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
10Bring sauce to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
11Meanwhile, drain potatoes; mash with butter, garlic powder and remaining salt and pepper.
12Serve with pork chops and sauce.