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Grilled Tequila Lime Boneless Pork Loin Chops

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Summer’s here and so is traditional grilling season with holidays galore to give you plenty of reasons to grill. In our house Tall & Handsome is the grillmaster.

Today’s recipe is a version of a grilled chicken we make. Several years ago when my daddy had bypass surgery I was living out of state at the time. We made a trip home as soon as we could – just within a week or so.

By then, Daddy was out of the hospital and home. Momma told me Daddy’s appetite wasn’t very good, and I could understand why. Daddy has always liked a lot of spice and flavor in his food – and sometimes a little heat. Being very mindful of his post-surgery diet, T & H and I took ingredients with us to make a meal just for Daddy. We made the chicken version of this. Mom said it was the best she had seen Daddy eat since he had been home from the hospital.

T & H and I grilled up this boneless pork version a couple of weekends ago and l-o-v-e-d it.

Be sure you give the pork plenty of time to marinate to absorb the flavors – I recommend overnight. Serve with your favorite sides and you have your next cookout favorite.

Grilled Tequila Lime Boneless Pork Loin Chops

1 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup tequila

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1 jalapeno, minced (to reduce the heat, seed and devein the pepper)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

4 – 6 boneless pork loin chops

  1. Prepare marinade in a bowl and combine well.
  2. Place chops in a non-metal container  or zip lock bag. Pour the marinade over the chops, seal and refrigerate overnight. Turn occasionally.
  3. The next day, remove from marinade. For 3/4 to 1 inch thick chops grill for 10 – 15 minutes over direct medium heat. For 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch chops, grill for 14 – 18 minutes (sear 8 minutes on direct high; grill 6 – 10 minutes on indirect medium heat).

Grilled Tequila Lime Boneless Pork Loin Chops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!!

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