Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pork Chops in a Zesty Barbeque Sauce with Smoked Sausage



My mother always made a real effort in making a nice Sunday lunch to welcome us home after church. After we were married, it was a standing invitation for our family to join them.
Now I must admit that it has taken me a while to carry on the tradition, but I am happy to say that in the last few years, chances are there is a nice lunch waiting after church.
I chose to stretch the Pork Chops this time by adding smoked sausage to the sauce while it is cooking. The sausage only takes about 30 minutes to cook once it is thawed.
Serve this with rice, even mashed potatoes are excellent, and a crisp salad. There is always ice cream in the freezer for dessert......VOILA, Sunday lunch is served. This is also a great make ahead dish and just reheated for busy days.




~~START WITH~~

  • 8 lean pork chops
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • salt and pepper to season
  1. Coat the chops in flour and brown til a nice golden color.
  2. Pour over the following sauce and cook in the same skillet on simmer for 40 minutes, or other options are the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4. Or in the roaster in a 350 oven for 40 minutes. You choose what works best for you.
  3. Add smoked sausage if you would like, during the last 30 minutes of cooking time if you choose to add some.
~~SAUCE~~
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 8 drops of Tabasco sauce or according to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • juice of one orange ( may add wide strips of the orange rind into the sauce for extra flavor and then remove before serving)
Mix all the ingredients together and pour over meat and simmer about 40-60 minutes.This sauce is good over chicken as well.

7 comments:

  1. I wish hubby cooks this wonderful recipe for me!! :D

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  2. it sounds like an all night crock pot dish, but wouldn't you cook it longer on low than on high? great idea to have it waiting after church and so tasty with the sausage...thanx for sharing

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  3. This sounds wonderful!! And something my whole family would enjoy!

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  4. I'm really liking this versatile sauce for pork chops/farmer sausage or chicken.
    Thanks Char.

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  5. This really looks tasty Charlotte.

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  6. I just had to come and tell you that I had made this for my family for Sunday dinner yesterday. Everyone really enjoyed it very much.
    Thank you to each and every one of you for what you do.

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  7. I am so glad to have found this recipe. I have made it several times now, never being disappointed in the result. I really like the flavor of the sauce.

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