My parents will be here later this evening! I'm really looking forward to having them out here. I plan on not cooking anything new while they are here, so I might miss a day or two of posting, but I'm totally ok with that - I mean my parents come out maybe once a year... I like to enjoy all the time I can with them.
I will entice you today with something extremely delicious, though! This barbecue sauce is a little sweet and a little tangy and works perfectly with pork. Yes, it would work just as well on chicken, but there is something about pork and pineapple that just seems like it was meant to be!
Pork Chops with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 pork chops
For BBQ Sauce -
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup ketchup
1 1/2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon hot sauce (I used Cholula)
Mix together the water, salt, sugar, garlic, and pepper until well combined. Place the pork in a resealable bag or shallow dish and pour brine over. Seal/cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add all the ingredients for the sauce and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees F and oil the grill grates. Remove pork chops from brine and rinse thoroughly under cool water. Pat dry and brush each side with the cooled barbecue sauce. Place directly over the fire and grill for 4-8 minutes per side or until the internal temperature is 145F. Remove from grill and serve with pineapple bbq sauce on the side. Enjoy!
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