Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Maple BBQ Sauce
A quick and easy apple-based BBQ sauce which simmers while the chops are grilling.
- 4 Bone-in pork chops
- 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 lb. of New York McIntosh apples, peeled, cored & diced
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon(s) minced garlic
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded & minced
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
- 3/4 cup Dinosaur BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- Pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper
- Fire up the grill and get it nice and hot while you do some cooking inside.
- Brush the pork chops with olive oil and season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Throw together the sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Toss in the garlic and jalapeños with a pinch of salt and pepper, cooking until soft. Dump in the apples and give them a stir. Cook until soft but not mushy; 8-10 minutes.
- Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, BBQ sauce, water and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
- Keep warm.
- Get out and check your grill. If you’re using charcoal, spread a nice even bed of coals and set the chops directly over the coals. When the juices rise up to the surface near the bone, give the chops a flip.
- Continue cooking until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees. All in all, the chops should be done in 8-10 minutes. Don’t overcook them.
- Serve with the sauce spooned all over.
- Recipe compliments of John Stage, owner-Dinosaur BBQ Restaurant.