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Habanero and Honey Pork Chops

Habanero and Honey Pork ChopsSweet-and-hot flavors have become popular from entrées to desserts. Here honey joins incendiary habanero to season quickly grilled chops. The habanero chile is extremely hot, with a bright citrus flavor, native to the Yucatan peninsula. Use the habanero chile sauce carefully, it’s explosive! Pair these chops with sweet corn and creamy coleslaw.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
1 (12-ounce) can beer
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon habanero chile sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 bay leaf

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large self-sealing bag combine beer, honey, chile sauce, garlic and bay leaf. Add chops, seal bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Drain chops, discarding marinade.
  3. Grill chops over medium-hot fire 8 to 10 minutes, turning to brown evenly.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 240 calories Protein 27 grams Fat 6 grams Sodium 50 milligrams Cholesterol 80 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 14 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.