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Root Beer BBQ Pork Chops

Cedar Oak Farms
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4 thick cut pork chops
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 12 ounce can root beer
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat in a dutch oven. Add the onion and cook until soft, 5 – 6 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minutes.
  • Stir in the root beer, tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer for 30 – 35 minutes until the mixture has cooked down by half and thickened.
  • Meanwhile remove pork chops from refrigerator. Season with our Smoked sea salt. Let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Place the sauce in a blender and puree.
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is shimmering add the chops. Sear one side to golden brown 3 – 5 minutes. Flip and sear the other side until browned.
  • Brush the chops with sauce and continue cooking, turning occasionally and added more sauce as needed. Cook until done, when the center of the chop reaches 145°F.
  • Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes. The rest time will bring the pork to an ideal 165°.


Be sure to use fresh pork from a local farmer or butcher. The taste is so worth the extra cost!
We always season our chops with our Smoked Sea Salt. It adds a smoky depth that complements pork so well.
Keyword Pork