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Honey-Soy Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

Summer is always a special time for relaxed and casual meals, for summertime patriotic holidays and especially for picnics in the great outdoors. This recipe is perfect for such occasions. -Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. over the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting frequently with remaining marinade. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 176 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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