Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa Recipe -
Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa Recipe
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Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa

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"The Southwestern version of 'pork chops and applesauce.' They'll want the recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    3 hrs 28 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine applesauce, onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and white pepper. Refrigerate several hours, or overnight.
  2. Season chops with garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  4. Sprinkle soaked wood over coals, or place in the smoker box of a gas grill. Lightly oil grate, and place chops on grill. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Serve with applesauce salsa.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

The sauce also made a good marinade. I let the chops marinade overnight - added to the flavor I think

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2008

I gave this recipe 3 stars because I would have given the chops themselves 5 stars and the salsa 1 star. My husband and I really didn't care for the salsa; I found the white pepper incredibly overwhelming (1 tbs.??) and even though I can appreciate the taste of onions, this was just a little too much for me. Next time I'll just make the pork chops and skip the salsa.


21 Ratings

Mar 31, 2004

Yum! We loved this, but I did modify it slightly. I seasoned the chops first with an herb blend and let them sit for an hour. I didn't have applesauce so I used one fresh, chopped apple and a bit of apple juice instead in the salsa. The smoked flavor of the chops was to die for!! Don't overlook that part of the recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent recipe. Be careful with the jalepenos..only use one. Great flavor & easy to make. Kids loved the chops & we loved the salsa.

Jan 25, 2004

This is unbelievable ! It was surprizingly excellent! Just get good meat and it is no fail !

Aug 21, 2004

Nobody at our dinner table cared for this dish.

Jun 25, 2004

I am looking for the perfect way to Barbeque pork chops - Way #1 - not my favourite so the search continues - to be fair - husband loved the "hotness of the onion and coolness of the apple sauce" - we differ on this one.

May 23, 2004

Great recipe with lots of flavor. Will definitely make again!


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 26.7 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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