Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Apricot Citrus Grilled Pork Chops

Being that Iowa is pork country and there is 1 pig to every 5 people here, I thought the blog was due for a pork chop recipe. Honestly, I wasn't a huge fanof pork until we moved here. "Iowa Chops" aren't your typical dried out chops and have become a huge hit in our home. I've found apricot preserves are a perfect paring with pork and decided to whip up a new marinade last night using Smucker's. Hope you'll like these as much as we did.

4 1/2" cut bone in pork chops
1 1/2 cup Smucker's Apricot Preserves
juice from 2 oranges
juice from 2 lemons
1 pinch of red pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder

Whisk in the juice, and spices into the preserves and coat chops. Marinade for at least one hour. Let the pork come close to room temp before grilling over low heat. Grill each side 12-15 min or until temp reads 160.