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Chipotle-Orange Pork Chops Recipe

Chipotle-Orange Pork Chops Recipe

Orange juice concentrate and maple syrup add a one-two punch of sweetness to smokin’ flavors. With a method that’s as easy as “whisk and grill,” you’d be crazy not to fix extras. —Billy Hensley, Temperance, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each and 3/4 inch thick)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup for serving.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting frequently with orange mixture. Let chops stand for 5 minutes before serving with reserved sauce. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1 tablespoon sauce: 289 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

Reviews for Chipotle-Orange Pork Chops

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Moozle User ID: 6271106 180652
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"For such a short list of ingredients, the flavor was excellent...sweet, tangy, and just enough heat. Definitely a keeper!"

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NaisMommy User ID: 6200239 136196
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"I love the combo of the orange and chipotle! I broiled them in the oven but I want to try them on the grill next!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.