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Sunday, April 15, 2012

When You’re Ready For Grilling Again


When you’re ready to start grilling again (weather permitting), you should give this recipe a try. The taste is so unbelievably delicious, you’ll forget having pork chops any other way.
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Grilled Pork Chops With Apple-Cranberry Glaze
6 bone-in pork chops or boneless loin chops (1 inch thick)
Brine:
2 c. water
2 c. apple cider
2 ½ tbsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. cracked black pepper
½ tbsp. thyme leaves
½ tsp. minced garlic
6 allspice berries
½ bay leaf
Sauce:
2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
½ c. maple syrup
½ c. cranberry sauce
½ c. apple sauce
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
Pinch red pepper
Mix brine ingredients and stir well. Place chops and brine in Glad Food Storage Bag and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours.
In small pan, add sauce ingredients and mix well. Heat until warm. Reserve ½ cup sauce for plating.
Build charcoal fire for direct grilling. Grill chops directly over charcoal (approximately 450) for 8 minutes on each side. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, baste both sides of chops well with sauce. Internal temperature of chops should reach 150 to 155 prior to removing from grill.
Drizzle reserve sauce over chops when serving or serve warm on the side.

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