Pork chops may not be the most common cut on BBQ menus, but they sure are a delicious and convenient cut to offer your customers. There’s no slicing or shredding the meat to worry about as there is larger cuts of pork. Here are two delicious BBQ pork chop recipes to consider adding to your menu.
Molasses and Honey Pork Chops
The sticky, sweet barbecue sauce on these chops is the perfect match for salty, tender pork. Using boneless loin chops ensures each patron gets a moist, lean piece of meat. Double or triple the recipe for a bigger crowd.
- 20 boneless pork loin chops, approximately 1 inch thick
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 up cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
Begin by preparing the sauce. Combine the honey, molasses, water, vinegar, brown sugar and onion powder in a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer, and then remove from the heat. Set the sauce aside.
Season the pork chops lightly with the salt and pepper. Place them on a medium-hot grill, and grill for 5 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to a metal pan on the grill top. Pour the barbecue sauce over them. Cover the grill, and cook the chops in the sauce for approximately another 10 minutes, or until they reach 160 degrees F as measured with a probe thermometer. Transfer the chops to a serving tray.
Oven “BBQ” Teriyaki Chops
These mock BBQ chops are actually made in the oven, making them a good item to offer in the dead of winter or to last-minute clients. The teriyaki-like barbecue sauce has an Asian-inspired zing.
- 20 boneless pork loin chops, approximately1 inch thick
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon Asian five spice
Drizzle the pork chops with the olive oil, and season them with the pepper. (Do not salt them. The soy sauce in the barbecue sauce will add plenty of salt later on.) Place the chops in a single layer in a large baking pan. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes.
While the chops are cooking, combine the remaining ingredients to make a sauce. Pour this sauce over the chops, and cook for an additional 15 – 20 minutes, turning the chops over once during cooking. Transfer the chops to a serving tray.
To learn more, contact a BBQ catering company like Grumpy’s Bar B Que Roadhouse.