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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Grill the fruit on the outdoor grill until the slices are browned, about 5 more minutes. Serve grilled fruit with pork chops.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; 21.9 g total fat; 137 mg cholesterol; 2199 mg sodium. 67.5 g carbohydrates; 45.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2016
I followed the recipe exactly and no one was particularly excited. They said the chops were boring and bland. I boiled the marinade and made a sauce that improved it but not much. Interestingly the best part of the meal was a roasted sweet potato with the sauce and apple/pear mixture on top. I would not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2012
This recipe was extraordinary! Definitely a keeper! It's a bit too cold to grill now but we pan-fried and they were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2012
INCREDIBLE!!!! Everyone LOVED it!!! its a regular now in our house now. Thank You! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
Our fave porkchop recipe- the family loves it! We halved the amount of marinade as it's too much sugar for us. Great with a salad and rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
always a gem! added garlic to the mix and double the marinade. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was great and easy to make too. We had it with festival squash and green beans then had Danny's Warm and Fuzzy Apple Cider afterwards! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2012
Great recipe!! Very flavourful and the kids love the toppings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2012
A delicious taste. The spicy ingredients blend beautifully with the sweet fruit. I cooked half on a grill and baked the other half. Read More
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