Valentine’s Dinner for Two: Beer-Braised Pork Chops

Planning on enjoying a romantic dinner at home for Valentine’s Day? In the middle of winter, sometimes there’s nothing more appealing than staying in and enjoying a hot meal in the cozy comfort of your own home. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t make this romantic holiday extra special. Cook up an extra special meal for you and your sweetheart to enjoy with these beer-braised pork chops from Country Living. Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 center-cut, bone-in pork chops
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Anjou pears
  • 1 bottle lager beer
  • ¾ tsp. dried sage

Pick up some free-range pork chops from Spragg’s, grab a lager and some pears, and a few other commonly found ingredients and whip these up. They are simple to make, but offer a delicious combination of savory and sweet. Cook up some rice or potatoes and green beans to serve alongside for a satisfying, hearty meal. As you can imagine, this dish goes well with a lager as the beverage.

Make it Extra Special

Don’t forget the details when planning your romantic home-cooked meal. Light a few candles on the table and get out your best china. Splurge on a bouquet of flowers. Put on some soft, relaxing music in the background, and you’ll experience a fine dining experience. Take time during the meal to reminisce about the beginnings of your relationship or dream about the future. Finally, remember to purchase chocolates or pop some brownies in the oven for a perfect end to your romantic meal.

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked, and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.