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Grilled Maple Chipotle Pork Chops on Smoked Gouda Grits

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
We adapted this recipe from one of the finalists in our 2002 Cook-Off recipe contest.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can
  • 6 (1 1/4-inch-thick) bone-in pork loin chops
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Smoked Gouda Grits

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients, and set aside.

  2. Sprinkle pork chops evenly with salt and pepper.

  3. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°, turning once. Baste with half of barbecue sauce mixture the last 5 minutes of cooking or when meat thermometer registers 145°.

  4. Spoon Smoked Gouda Grits evenly onto 6 serving plates; top each with a pork chop, and drizzle evenly with remaining barbecue sauce mixture.