Recipe by tlooby
"An interesting variation of glazed pork chops."
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jalapeno pepper jelly
pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick), trimmed
salt to taste
cracked black pepper
This recipe made very good use of a jar of hot pepper jelly I've had sitting in the pantry. (Probably sweeter than jalapeno jelly, but it worked!) I used extra virgin olive oil for even stronger flavor. I tenderized the chops first and let them marinate for about 6 hours, and they held much of the moisture during grilling. Hubby gave it a big thumbs up -- I'm not a real fan of pork chops, but I cleaned my plate as well because I enjoyed the flavor so much. Since I have half a jar of jelly left, we'll definitely make this again.
I agree. The marinade lacked flavor and was too sweet the first time I made this. On my second attempt, I substituted cilantro for the rosemary and added fresh garlic and additional lime juice, reserving some marinade to coat the chops after broiling. It was much better with these revisions.
I think the pork chops would be better if you just cook them without the marinade and put the jalapeno jelly on them afterward.
This recipe is fabulous! I had all ingredients except jalapeño jelly, but red pepper jelly. In the end it was like a sweet n' sour sauce-hubby & 4 yr old picky eater devoured it all! Also, boiled the marinade w/some broth for a sauce-was a big hit as well.
Okay- not bad but not as much flavor as we anticipated.
not as hot a you would think... from the title
I made these yesterday for dinner and grilled them, basting with some slightly warmed jelly and the chops came out moist and juicy with a very nice brown glaze to them. The only downside was they glaze wasn't as flavorful as I had hoped for with the spice from the jelly. But I think it was more that the jelly was rather mild to start with and next time I'll search for a slightly hotter version and maybe add some fresh peppers to the mixture as well.
The pork turned out nice and tender - I've never broiled them before. However, they didn't have much flavor - I even used more jalapeno jelly than it said to. I think I agree with another reviewer - I would have been better off reserving some of the jelly and serving it as a sauce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pork Chops with Jalapeno Jelly
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 87
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