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Hoppin' Habanero and Honey Pork Chops

Hoppin' Habanero and Honey Pork ChopsAt your next tailgate, kick it up an notch with these tasty and hot chops. Serve with Dilled Cucumber Salad and Grilled Salsa-Cheese Dip with chips and vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. For marinade, in a small saucepan combine beer, honey, pepper sauce, garlic and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  2. Place chops in a 1-gallon self-sealing plastic bag; pour marinade over chops, seal bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Drain chops, discarding marinade.
  4. Place chops on a kettle-style grill directly over medium-hot coals, lower grill hood and grill chops for 4 to 6 minutes. Turn chops and grill for 4 to 6 minutes more or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 231 calories; Protein: 23 grams;Fat: 6 grams; Sodium: 145 milligrams; Cholesterol: 57 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 17 grams; Fiber: 0 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.