This Pork Chop and Mushroom recipe with Beer Gravy is simple enough for a weeknight family meal and special enough to serve if you have company coming over.
Cooking pork chops can be tricky. What you want are moist pork chops. Tender pork chops that just melt in your mouth are the best! If you are not careful, though, what you will get is dry, tough, shoe leather that no one wants to eat. That just will not do! The trick, I have found is to cook pork chops in a flavorful liquid to help them maintain their moisture. The bonus here is that the liquid also adds a bit of flavor to the meat.
There are a whole lot of good options for which liquids to choose. Pork chops cooked in wine like my Sage Pork Chops are delicious. You can use apple juice for a slightly sweet sauce. Or, you can use beer like I did in this recipe. Any kind of beer will do. There will be slight differences in flavor depending on which type of beer you choose. A light beer will give you a nice light sauce. A dark beer, which is what I had in the fridge, will give you a beautiful, rich gravy.
The recipe for these Pork Chops with Mushrooms in Beer Gravy is pretty straightforward. First, cook the sliced mushrooms in a bit of oil until they are tender. Set those aside. Then, the pork chops are very lightly breaded before being browned in the same pan. You might need to add a bit more oil. These delicious pork chops will then simmer for 15 – 20 minutes in a little bit of beer. Make sure you use a beer you like because some of that flavor will infuse the pork chops. When the chops are done, set them aside and make the gravy using the remaining ingredients. When you add the mushrooms and pork chops back into the pan with the gravy, you will have a mouthwatering meal that everyone will love.