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Grilled Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Grilled Sweet Chili Pork Chops

What a difference a few days makes, while camping I was in fuzzy britches and a jacket due to cooler weather and today it’s just sweltering outside. It was nice while it lasted though. I’ve been coming up with all sorts of creative ways to use sweet chili sauce lately, I’m addicted to that bottle of zesty sweetness at the moment. I decided to use it on some pork chops I grilled out and they turned out so good. Tender, juicy and full of flavor.

I woke up this morning and first thing I see out the kitchen window is two fawns walking with their Mama’s across the back yard. I watched as they lingered then ran off. Deer drives me crazy when they want to eat on my flowers and plants but to just sit still and watch them is so calming. I can remember Nannie Polly enjoyed watching the squirrels in their yard. You never saw deer in their parts but there were plenty of squirrels to keep you busy watching. She would use the leftover Jiffy Pop popcorn that we didn’t eat the night before and feed it to them. Some I do believe were regular visitors to Nannies yard as they would come right up to the porch steps to enjoy their share of leftover popcorn. Papa used to tease that she never needed a dog or cat, the squirrels were company enough to her. If one of us kids came out on the porch and slammed the screen door she’d grab for the porch broom to swat at us for scaring off those critters.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 1/2″ thick)
  • 1/2 C. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. my house seasoning (equal parts garlic powder, onion powder and pepper…combine and store in an airtight
  • container)

Instructions

Put the pork chops in a ziploc bag. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour in the bag. Squish to coat and then place in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove from the fridge 20 minutes prior to grilling. Heat your grill to medium high heat and grill the pork chops about 4 minutes per side. If your pork chops are thicker it might take 5-6 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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