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Momma Pritchett's Grilled Pork Chops and Apple-Pear Topping

Momma Pritchett's Grilled Pork Chops and Apple-Pear Topping

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Dianne

Well, I have yet to really eat good BBQ pork chops. I was tired of the three or four different baking methods and I decided to try something a bit different. If you are not into sweet, then this probably isn't the recipe for you. I would suggest squeezing a bit of lime juice over the meat in order to break up the sweetness. I have never paid attention to what type of pork chops I had either, I just grabbed and baked...but apparently it is all in the cut of the meat! I also froze a few heads of romaine lettuce for about an hour, divided it up into 8 portions, and added Parmesan cheese and dressing of choice.... MMMM!

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  • Calories:
  • 631 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.5g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 45.1 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 2199 mg
  • 88%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup brown sugar, soy sauce, orange juice, brown mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and cumin until thoroughly combined and the sugar has dissolved. Place the pork chops into the marinade, and spoon marinade to cover the chops. Let stand at room temperature for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the chops from the marinade, and discard marinade. Shake any excess drops of liquid from the chops, and grill until they are browned, no longer pink inside, and show good grill marks, about 8 minutes per side. Squeeze lime juice over the chops as they grill. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over high heat, then stir in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cinnamon; bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the apple and pear slices, and cook, stirring often, until the fruit is coated with the butter mixture and softened but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Transfer the apple and pear slices to a grilling basket.
  5. Grill the fruit on the outdoor grill until the slices are browned, about 5 more minutes. Serve grilled fruit with pork chops.
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Reviews

Fiddy
35
9/29/2011

Mouth-watering, juicy pork tender loin. I made this for myself and the kids and was sad I didn't have another adult there to enjoy this fabulous meal. This is the type of recipe you do to impress the in-laws. Will surely make this again!

South68
25
1/12/2012

This recipe was extraordinary! Definitely a keeper! It's a bit too cold to grill now, but we pan-fried and they were delicious!

Rosenzweig_Family
20
9/9/2011

My picky eater just loved the pork chop. She can't wait to eat them again. We lightened it up with smart balanace and less sugar though! Great food