Grilled Maple Chipotle Pork Chops on Smoked Gouda Grits

We adapted this recipe from one of the finalists in our 2002 Cook-Off recipe contest.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

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

Preparation

Whisk together first 4 ingredients, and set aside.

Sprinkle pork chops evenly with salt and pepper.

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°.

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

Note:

Bob Gadsby, Great Falls, Montana,

July 2004