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


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  • 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
  • 4
    bone in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes


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

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About Soda Pop Chops with Smashed Potatoes

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

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