Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes

Raven Higheagle


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.

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Serves 4
25 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 lb
pounds small red potatoes, halved
1 c
root beer1
1 c
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
chili powder
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp
pepper, divided
1/2 tsp
salt, divided
bone in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
garlic powder


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.

7Add root beer mixture.

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Pork, Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American