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Chipotle-Orange Pork Chops

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.
  • Makes
    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

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Set aside 1/3 cup for serving.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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