Hoppin' Habanero and Honey Pork Chops
4 boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick
1 (12-ounce) can beer
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon hot habanero pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
- For marinade, in a small saucepan combine beer, honey, pepper sauce, garlic and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.
- Place chops in a 1-gallon self-sealing plastic bag; pour marinade over chops, seal bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Drain chops, discarding marinade.
- Place chops on a kettle-style grill directly over medium-hot coals, lower grill hood and grill chops for 4 to 6 minutes. Turn chops and grill for 4 to 6 minutes more or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 231 calories; Protein: 23 grams;Fat: 6 grams; Sodium: 145 milligrams; Cholesterol: 57 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 17 grams; Fiber: 0 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.