Pork Chops in Apple Jalapeno Barbeque Sauce



Grand prize winner 2011 Lucky Leaf pie filling contest. Another strange combination of flavors, but try it.


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30 Min
30 Min
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  • 4
    center cut pork chops
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 can(s)
    can apple pie filling (21 ounce)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped jalepenos (mild to spicey)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    chopped cilantro
  • 2
    chilopte peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    tomatoe paste (6 ounce)
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce

How to Make Pork Chops in Apple Jalapeno Barbeque Sauce


  1. Pat dry chops and season with salt and pepper. In a heavy skillet heat olive oil. Sauté seasoned chops until browned, turning once; 8 minutes. Cover chops with sauce and simmer 15-20 additional minutes.
  2. For sauce, mix pie filling with jalapenos, onion, cilantro, chipotles, vinegar, chili powder, cumin and salt in a heavy 2 quart sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook 15 minutes until peppers are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and using a hand blender or food processor puree until smooth.
  5. Return to heat and add tomato sauce mixing until smooth.
  6. Stir in molasses, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook an additional 15 minutes until sauce thickens. Can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Extra sauce can be used on any grilled meats.

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About Pork Chops in Apple Jalapeno Barbeque Sauce

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #BBQ, #pork chops

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