July 09, 2009

Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce

I had such a long post on July 5th with anniversary and birthday wishes I don't want you to forget....the those mayonnaise cupcakes....they were my submission to Family Recipes for the month of July. I want to remind you that you have until July 25 (midnight) to send me your submissions. Check out the guidelines for submission by CLICKING HERE.


See that luscious chop up there? That chop was BBQ'd with the best homemade BBQ sauce I have ever made. Seriously. I could not get enough of it - and that is saying a lot since I don't really care to eat meat. I ate my whole chop - and usually, if I eat it at all, I only eat a few bites! I will definitely be keeping this recipe around to use again and again for pork chops. Hmm. Maybe this would be good on tofu.... ;-)

When I received my packet from Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program for Nakano Rice Vinegar, they included a booklet with recipes. I decided to browse to see if there was anything in there for pork since I had some chops thawing in the refrigerator. The recipe I found called to use tenderloins and called for chipotle chili's. I decided there was nothing wrong with using the chops instead and decided to sub the chipotle chili powder for the chilis since I couldn't find the can I thought I had in the cupboard. I wasn't sure how much chipotle powder to use so I just added and tasted. Below is the recipe I ended up with for the marinade.

Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce
adapted from Nakano recipe booklet

note: I halved the recipe
8 pork chops
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, original
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder

Blend ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, cumin and chili powder. Pour enough sauce over chops to cover. Marinade at least one hour. Grill chops until done brushing with marinade during cooking.

15 comments:

  1. Now that is a yummy chop! I am wanting one now for dinner!

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  2. I am a huge fan of chipotles so this is definitely going to be made soon at my house. Looks and sounds amazing!

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  3. I love making my own BBQ sauce, this looks like a yummy one.

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  4. I love grilled chops and these certainly look lucious!

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  5. This looks great! Spicy and delicious!

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  6. that is one good looking pork chop!

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  7. I used your sauce on chicken and it was excellent. I'll post about it next week.

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  8. Oh, boy those are THE BEST looking pork chops I've seen! I want! Thank you for sharing I will definitely be making some of that BBQ sauce!

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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  9. Oh wow, that does look wonderful! Can't wait to try!

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  10. I've bookmarked the BBQ sauce. It sounds delicious.

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  11. Now that's a combo I can't wait to try - chipotle and rice vinegar! This chop looks perfectly grilled and delicious!

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  12. Yum, sounds like a great tasting BBQ sauce. The pork chop looks delicous.

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