Southern Sweet Grilled Pork Chops

Southern Sweet Grilled Pork Chops


"This was created after lots of thinking on how to tease the taste buds between hot and sweet. These, paired with grilled asparagus and a good red wine, make for an awesome meal that will have your taste buds screaming for more. When cooked right, the seasoning mixture will practically caramelize over the chops. This helps seal in the juices and gives delicious flavor. Hope you guys enjoy."
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1 h 25 m servings 269 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Calories:
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 36g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 488 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk barbeque sauce, apple butter, brown sugar, black pepper, and garlic together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds. Stir until sauce is smooth.
  2. Place pork chops on a plate and pour sauce over chops. Refrigerate for flavors to soak into pork chops, 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Cook pork chops on grill until cooked through, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • I use apple butter made with maple syrup for the added flavor. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking.
  • Refrigerating the pork chops with the sauce before cooking is optional.


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I prepared as written with 1/4c honey bbq sauce and 1/4c spicy bbq sauce. I baked it in the oven at 425 for 10min on each side. These turned out great! Very good flavor!

Very easy to make...the sauce glazes to the pork chops and it's great. My kids loved the sweet aspect to the sauce and devoured the pork chops.

Absolutely delicious. I bought a pork loin and brined using Baking Nana's brine recipe and then sliced to about 1" thick and froze until ready to use. Thawed the pork and followed the recipe as ...

Fantastic!! Guests loved it! I used pear butter instead of apple butter and it turned out really good!

I didn't have any apple butter so I substituted applesauce. I also let these marinate overnite. Very tender and delicious!

This was an easy and tasty marinade. Like reviewer Sugarplum, I subbed applesauce for apple butter. I also added a dash of Tapatio hot sauce for a little extra zing.

This recipe resulted in nice juicy, tender and flavorful chops that were easy to prepare with ingredients I had on hand. That warrants a definite 5 star rating in my book! Thanks for sharing y...

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