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.