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Pork with Strawberry-Port Sauce Recipe

Pork with Strawberry-Port Sauce Recipe

I never thought to add fruit to barbecue sauce, but after I saw a contest-winning recipe with the two, I decided to try something similar with pork. I'm glad I did—this turned out to be a family favorite! —Lily Julow, Gainesville, FL
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup strawberry spreadable fruit
  • 1/4 cup port wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 pork rib chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook and stir until tender. Stir in spreadable fruit, wine, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add tomatoes; cook 2-3 minutes or until softened. Stir in basil and lime juice.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Sprinkle chops with remaining salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings (2 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce equals 355 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 436 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.