Root Beer Glazed Pork Chops

From The Culinary Couple | Inspired by Emeril Lagasse


  • 2 cups root beer
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 4 pork chops
  • Creole spice blend (see ingredients below)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Creole Spice Blend

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme


  1. To make the glaze, combine root beer and stock in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to a thick syrup, about 1 cup, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Season each chop on both sides with 1 teaspoon of Creole spice blend. Place in grill pan and cook for 6 minutes on each side until done.
  3. Place chops on top of mashed sweet potatoes and drizzle with root beer glaze.