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Maple and Pear Grilled Pork Chops
Pork chops, in my opinion are one of the finest meats cooked on the grill. This recipe may seem completely disgusting to some, but I swear these were remarkable. I don't know what possessed me to try this on 17 pork chops. The cost if it was a failure was going to be high dollar. My kids saw me cooking them and couldn't believe what I was doing. Though, once the smell started going good from the grill, curiosity changed to excitement.
- 1/2 a cup of maple syrup. Feel free to use run of the mill, national brand, maple flavored corn syrup.
- The juice from a can of pear halves. I know you want to spew right now. Trust me.
- Mix the 2 liquids up in a measuring cup or something
- Put 10 -15 pork chops in a big bowl or container and pour the juice over them. Basically the juice is nothing more than liquid sugar.
- Top off with water to cover the pork chops.
- Trust me.
- Put the bowl of chops in the fridge and let marinate for at least 4 hours. Soaking overnight would be best.
- Turn the chops every once in awhile to make sure they all get a chance to soak up some artificially flavored sugar juice.
- Heat your grill to 300 degrees. Try not to get it any hotter. I usually use a low flame with pork chops. I like to cook them a bit slower. It keeps them from drying out.
- Place your chops on the grill. Tssssssssss. I love that sound.
- Cook on the first side for about 10 minutes or so.
- Flip your chops.
- OK, don't throw up now. Squirt about a TBSP of maple syrup on each chop. Use a spoon to cover the whole side
- Cook on this side for another 10 minutes or so.
- Flip again
- Cover this side with maple syrup.
- Cook for about 3-5 minutes. The smell is amazing.
- Warning- the dripping syrup may cause a flame up, if so move to a top rack or use a spray bottle of water to quench the flames.
- Take off the grill and serve
I served these with extra buttery mashed potatoes and a heap of corn.
My wife and I have eight kids. These are meat and potato country kids. They are carnivores. They know meat, if my cooking sucks they let me know. This was a hit, dead on. Out of 17 pork chops, only 2 were left. That averages to out to 1 and a half chops per person.