Barbecue Pork Chops Recipe

5 stars from 5 ratings of Beer Barbecue Pork Chops

Some years ago I saw someone steam their beef ribs in beer before applying their BBQ rub or sauce. The ribs turned out great and I have adopted the method of cooking. I love cooking with alcohol as it give the meat an exceptional flavor.

This recipe is my own version and is done in under 90 minutes. It is quick and easy so you can't mess it up. You know how some bbq recipes takes skill? This one is error proof, even someone who has never cooked before can pull it off.

Note: For those of you who are diabetic, hypertensive or watching your weight see below for recommended barbecue sauces.

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Cook Time more or less depending on your speed

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
  • Yields: 4 - 6 depending on appetite

Barbecue pork chops ingredients

  • 2 - 2 1/2 lb. baby pork chops. (About 12 ribs), These are from a younger pig and are tender and smaller.
  • 1 stalk scallion, smashed
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pimento seeds, grounded
  • 1 pint lager beer
  • Barbecue sauce of your choosing, quantity depends on your own taste
  • salt, optional
  • 1 branch fresh thyme

The middle burner - see instruction #2

I cook steam my pork in a rectangular baking pan covered with foil on this burner.
I cook steam my pork in a rectangular baking pan covered with foil on this burner.

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Here is how we cook our barbecue chops!

  1. First you need to marinate your baby pork chops. Smash the scallion and garlic to a pulp. Pound the pimento and rub them into the chops. Add a little salt and some fresh thyme. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. When you are ready, in a sauce pan, place your chops and pour the beer in. Cover and let simmer on medium low flames until the meat starts to peel away from the bones, about 20 minutes. ***************************************** I used a rectangular baking pan and covered it with foil. I cooked it in my middle burner which has an oblong shape - see photo.
  3. Turn your broiler on and let pre-heat while you prepare the bbq.
  4. When the meat is tender. On a cookie sheet or flat baking tray, cover with aluminium foil and lay your chops out.
  5. Using your basting brush, slather on your bbq sauce and place in broiler. Let broil for 5 - 7 minutes.
  6. Take out your chops, turn them over and slather bbq sauce on other side. Let broil for another 5 - 7 minutes depending on temperature of broiler.
  7. Repeat process for both sides if you like a thick layer. I certainly do. Omit second process if you are watching the weight or is not a sauce person.
  8. I know when my barbecue is done when I touch a piece of the meat with my fingers tip and the sauce does not come off. Then you know the sauce is sealed in the meat.

Nutrition data for Barbecue Pork Chops

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 pieces
Calories 384
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 8 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 43 g86%
Cholesterol 108 mg36%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Additional nutrition data for bbq pork chops

Nutrient
% Daily Value
Vitamin A
1.40%
Vitamin B-12
17.20%
Vitamin B-6
37.40%
Vitamin C
12.80%
Vitamin D
0.00%
Vitamin E
6.40%
Calcium
6.80%
Copper
13.70%
Folate
3.40%
Iron
10.90%
Magnesium
14.40%
Manganese
16.30%
Niacin
46.80%
Pantothenic Acid
12.30%
Phosphorus
35.80%
Riboflavin
27.90%
Selenium
93.10%
Thiamin
102.10%
Zinc
22.70%
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The pork chops being marinatedJust before the beer goes onOur local premium beer - Red Stripe beerNow I am pouring the beer, I had to have a sip as well...lolHere, the chops are laid out on the aluminium foilMy bbq sauce, I love Kraft products
The pork chops being marinated
The pork chops being marinated
Just before the beer goes on
Just before the beer goes on
Our local premium beer - Red Stripe beer
Our local premium beer - Red Stripe beer
Now I am pouring the beer, I had to have a sip as well...lol
Now I am pouring the beer, I had to have a sip as well...lol
Here, the chops are laid out on the aluminium foil
Here, the chops are laid out on the aluminium foil
My bbq sauce, I love Kraft products
My bbq sauce, I love Kraft products

For a much healthier pork chop recipe............

  • Omit the sauce and use a dry rub and smoking fluid.
  • OR
  • Serve with a low carb sauce which can be optional for some people
  • OR
  • If you are watching your sodium levels use a low sodium sauce and omit the salt.
  • OR
  • Omit the beer
  • OR
  • Slather on only one layer of sauce



All done, ready to serve!
All done, ready to serve!

BBQ sauces for the diabetic

This Barbecue sauce has no sugar or fat and is specially made for diabetics. According to Adam Scott the founder of the family business, he said the ingredients for this bbq sauce was revealed to him in a dream. The exact ingredients have been kept a family secret for generations. This sauce is also low in sodium so hypertensives can also enjoy it.

Smokin' Joe Jones

Another sauce to consider. Low sodium and sweetened with sucralose which has no calories so is not broken down by the body.

Kraft Low Calorie barbecue sauce

For those of you who aren't really particular but still want to watch those calories, this low calorie barbecue sauce might be what you need. This is the one I usually use but in the recipe above I used the thick and spicy as my local supermarket was out of this one. Contains only 30 calories.

Note:

All photos in this hub are courtesy of the author.

© 2012 Carolee Samuda

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I can't do the beer thing, but everything else about this recipe sounds delicious.


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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

This is a WINNER! Beer and BBQ are almost always good food partners, much more now that there is a beer-infused and -flavored BBQ. Sharing this recipe, and also voting this up. Thanks for posting. =)


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Billy, sorry you can cook with the beer either, but the recipe is just as great without. Thanks for stopping in.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hello Iguidenetwork, thanks. I really hope you try it. The beer gives the meat an extra something. Thanks for the comment and votes.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

You had me at beer :) Will be trying your recipe this week and I can't wait as it sounds so good!

Oh and and on a side note I wanted to tell you that I found a store close to where I live that carries all kinds of Jamaican spices and stuff. I was so happy when I found the section in this store.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Susan, please come back and let me know how it turns out. I am so happy you found that Jamaican store, now you can try all my recipes..lol


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Maralexa 3 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

These look great, Cardisa! I appreciate your healthier alternatives but, must say, the beer steamed, slathered in sauce ones look ultra special. Voted up and sharing.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Maralexa, they are special and if you aren't diabetic you can indulge once in a while. The fiance loved them, he just asks that I don't use so much sauce next trip...lol

Thanks for stopping by, nice to see you.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I am bookmarking this recipe! OMG it looks sooo good, I can see why you had to try it. Whoever's variation this is I know I'm going to love it.

Thank you for the low sodium diabetic bbq sauce, that will certainly come in handy as my father-in-law is a diabetic and I cook dinner for him and my mother-in-law twice a week.

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared!


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

OMG!!!! This looks so good, mouth watering now. Will try this. Voted up and awesome, also great looking hub.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Tillsontitan, well this isn't someone's recipe. The other recipe was different and used different ingredients except for the beer. But thanks, I hope you do try it.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hey Jan , let me know how it was for you. Thanks for stopping by.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Mmm Mmm... I'm so there. Thank you for this.


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Stickypony 3 years ago from Sweden

Oooohh yumyumyum!


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Mhatter, I hope you like it.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Stickypony, I hope you try it too. Thanks for stopping by.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Sounds and looks wonderful. I am getting hungrier by the minute just looking at the photos. thanks as always for sharing wonderful recipes with different ideas.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Carol, thanks. It's my pleasure sharing my recipes. Thanks as always fo your support.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

Very bad hub! It just caused me extreme hunger and excessive drooling. LOL....Well, your pork chops look absolutely amazing, Carolee. I bet the aroma is also divine. I wish I could smell them.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Om, yes the stunk up the whole house! lol. I see my ploy is working...to have every one drooling!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Lookin' good. I have never used beer to steam before cooking. You really have different recipes. Thank you for sharing...


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Ruby, the beer gives it an exceptional flavor, thanks for stopping by.


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point2make 3 years ago

What a great idea. I have never tried steaming with beer. That flavor with pork chops should be great. Thanks for the tip and your hub was excellent. voted up


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Point2make. It tastes really great with the beer, I just couldn't have enough. Thanks for stopping by.


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Great hub lots of interesting well laid out and good photos. Thanks


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Just_Rodney, appreciate the visit and comment.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

These look so good I can almost smell them through my lap top! Thanks for the share.


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Shiningirisheyes, they were great! My fiance ate the whole lot...lol

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