These were really good and very easy and quick to throw together. I didn't have any orange marmalade on hand, but I have used apricot jam in a barbecue combo, so I used that since I already had some in the fridge. It turned out perfectly. Tender pork with a sweet-tangy sauce--and I didn't have to turn on my oven! This is something that we will make again. It's even nice enough for company.
Saucy Pork Chops With Orange Slices
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Chill: 30 Minutes
Grill: 22 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes
- 4 (1 1/4-inch-thick) bone-in pork rib chops or loin chops*
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup sweet orange marmalade
- 1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) orange slices
- Pierce pork chops with a fork several times on each side. Combine pork chops and next 3 ingredients in a large shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Cover or seal, and chill for 30 minutes.
- Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chops evenly with salt and black pepper.
- Stir together marmalade and barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Brush one side of pork chops evenly with half of marmalade mixture.
- Grill chops, marmalade mixture side up and covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 10 minutes. Turn pork chops, and brush evenly with remaining half of marmalade mixture. Grill 10 minutes or until done. Remove chops from grill, and let stand 5 minutes.
- Grill orange slices, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat 1 minute on each side. Serve with pork chops.
- *4 (1 1/4-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops may be substituted. Reduce grilling time to 8 minutes on each side or until done.
- Note: For testing purposes only, we used Jack Daniel's Original No. 7 Barbecue Recipe Grilling Sauce.
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