We know what you are thinking. Pork chops with Coca-Cola? That would surely not taste good! This is not a recipe for pork chops that can be eaten with a tall glass of Coca-Cola.
This is a recipe for pork chops that are cooked after they are slathered in a liquid concoction of ketchup and Coca-Cola that may not sound appetizing at first, but is absolutely assured to blow your taste buds away. It still may seem a bit foreign to cook pork chops with Coca-Cola on them, but there are innumerable reasons as to why it will quickly become a favorite of your family’s.
Coca-Cola Pork Chops
The pork chops are not necessarily infused or filled with some amount of Coca-Cola; instead, the cooking procedure actually includes the soda naturally, merging it with the pork chops in a completely sensible manner.
First, you begin cooking the pork chops as you would cook any normal type of pork chops, without even concerning yourself with the Coca-Cola yet. After placing the pork chops in a baking pan is when you begin the seasoning process. Separately, the Coca-Cola comes into play as a mixing bowl is used to combine the sugary flavors of the cola with the sweet taste of the ketchup, before the mix is eventually drizzled across the pork chops. (Keep in mind that only one cup of Coca-Cola is used for this recipe.)
But there is not any more soda included beyond that initial coating. Once the mix of tomato-based condiment and soft drink are on the pork chop, brown sugar is glazed on top of it to add that extra level of sweetness to the dish.
Once all of the ingredients have been combined and placed together into one dish, the pork chops are then placed, uncovered, into the oven for roughly an hour. Once the hour is up, the meal will be ready and you will get ready to believe that the taste of the Coca-Cola pork chops is truly as scrumptious as you have been lead to believe. It’ll knock your socks off!
Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops
Of course, you cannot have a meal of pork chops that are coated solely in Coca-Cola. As delicious as we have proven that can be, there are so many more options than just that to flesh out the entire meal. Pork chops that have been cooked with a base of the most popular soda brand in the world will definitely taste great, but when you want to take a meal to the stratosphere of out of this world taste, then there are plenty of other ingredients included in this recipe that will fit the bill for such a desired outcome.
For one, salt and pepper are added to the pork chops to ensure that the taste of the meat comes out as naturally as possible for the dish. Ketchup is also included in the recipe because it is just one of those condiments that is a natural partner of the meat included in the meal. The particular ingredient, beyond the seasonings and condiments, however, that is unique and special to this pork chop meal is the brown sugar glaze that tops off the entire piece of meat. Coca-Cola will make it taste sweet, to be sure, but the sweetness of the pork chops is brought out even more by just a dash of brown sugar on top.
Do not be afraid to dabble with the various contrast of flavors, because brown sugar is excellent and pork chops are scrumptious, but when you combine them, it tastes like no other meal you have ever had.
What to Serve With These Pork Chops
These pork chops are downright delicious on their own, but when you combine them with the right side dish they really take off. A complete meal will leave your family feeling full and satisfied. Let's explore some of the great sides you can serve with these pork chops.
For starters, consider being a little unorthodox and serving French fries. French fries aren't too common with pork chops, but since the glaze for this recipe includes ketchup we don't see why it's a bad side to choose. If you have an air fryer, try making some easy French fries by hand!
If you want something a little more traditional, rice can fit the bill. Rice is readily available in almost every household, so it's one less thing you have to buy at the grocery store. This grain is often eaten with pork chops, so you know this combination will be a hit.
Finally, we think some honey-glazed carrots would go very well with these pork chops. Honey-glazed carrots have a distinct sweetness to them, which will pair nicely with the taste of these pork chops. Plus, it's a great way to get even picky kids to eat their vegetables without fuss.Print
This is a recipe for pork chops that are cooked after they are slathered in a liquid concoction of ketchup and Coca-Cola.
- 8 medium sized pork chops
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup Coca-Cola
- Brown sugar for topping
- Place pork chops in a baking pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a medium bowl, mix the ketchup and Coca-Cola and pour over the pork chops.
- Sprinkle with tops of each pork chop with brown sugar.
- Bake uncovered in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour or until the pork chops are tender.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 1 Hour
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: coca cola pork chops, brown sugar glazed pork chops
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