Apple and Pear Pork Chop with Broccolini

Pork chops need special love and care to stay tender, and this recipe does just that with sweet fruit as the topping. This lean recipe can be served as is with just the broccolini or you can add a side of squash for a lean starchy veggie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar

  • 1 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos or coconut aminos

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice

  • 1/2 cup organic spicy brown mustard

  • 1/4 cup raw honey

  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked pepper

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin

  • 8 pork chops about 1/2 inch thick

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1/2 cup grassfed butter

  • 1 tbsp organic light brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

  • 4 large apples cubed

  • 4 large pears cubed

  • 1 large bunch of broccolini tossed lightly in olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl mix together your 1 cup of brown sugar, aminos, orange juice, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and cumin and whisk together until they are thoroughly combined and the sugar is completely resolved.

  2. Place all of the pork chops in the marinade and spoon the marinade over the top of the chops and let marinade for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat a grill or a cast iron stove top grill to medium high heat and lightly coat the grill with olive oil

  4. Remove the pork chops from the marinade and get rid of the left overs. Let any excess marinade drip off the pork chops and place them on the grill.

  5. Grill the pork chops until they are browned and no longer pink on the inside. This should take about 8 minutes on each side.

  6. Squeeze lime juice over chops as they are grilling and take off the grill when the chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

  7. Melt butter in a large skillet with 1 tbsp of brown sugar and cinnamon and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.

  8. Stir in both apples and pears and coat the fruit with the mixture and cook for about 5 minutes, careful not to let the fruit get mushy.

  9. Transfer fruit to the grill and lay your broccolini on the grill and cook for about 5 more minutes before you top your pork chops and serve. Enjoy!

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