I’m going to give you what may be one of the quickest and easiest grilled pork chop recipes I’ve come up with. One of the beauties of this recipe is can be completely done grill side. I LOVE when I can do most if not all of my cooking without going inside for anything other than the occasional forgotten item.
Grill pork chops, coating with melted jalapeno jelly while cooking.
- 1 12oz jar jalapeno jelly
- 6 1/2 inch or so pork chops
- cooking spray
- olive or vegetable oil
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
What we did and how we did it:
Don’t let the cast of characters fool ya, the ingredients and technique is really quite simple.
We used chops that we cut out of nice center cut pork loin awhile back.
Begin by rinsing them under cold running water and blotting dry with a paper towel.
Then while they come up to room temperature prepare your grill for DIRECT grilling.
If you have or are using a side burner on your grill omit this next step.
Once your coals are lit, take a small pan (NOT one of your wife’s nice pans) and cover the outside with cooking spray, dish soap will work in a pinch if you don’t have cooking spray on hand. This will protect your pan from smoke residue which is a PAIN (don’t ask) to wash off.
With your pan coated and grill hot, now place the prepared pan on the grill and spoon in the jalapeno jelly. It’s good to give it about a 5 minute or so head start on your pork chops.
While the jelly is beginning to heat up, oil, salt, and pepper the pork chops.
Then place the chops on your WELL OILED grill along side the jalapeno jelly. Cook for 6 minutes and flip the chops.
Now lay down a nice heavy coating of glaze on the COOKED side. By coating only the cooked side we avoid the dangers of cross contaminating our glaze, and it will be able to be used later.
Coating again after 3 minutes, then cook for another 3 minutes for a total of 6 minutes.
Once they’re done let them stand for about 10 minutes serve the remaining jalapeno glaze on the side or give one final coating after plating, you make the call. If you fear that there may be cross contamination, simply bring to a boil and cook for a minute or two, this will once again bring it into the safe zone.