Thursday, June 5, 2014

Orange Honey Glazed Pork Chops

You would think with honey as one of the main ingredients of the glaze that these pork chops would turn out sweet.  That's not the case.  The orange juice and ground ancho chili pepper take out the sweet flavor and give it the right combination of orange and a mild heat.  Plus you can make this marinade after work, let it sit in the refrigerator for a half hour and it's ready for the grill, oven or frying pan.






Orange Honey Glazed Pork Chops

1/3 cup orange juice (I used the juice from one large orange)
1 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp ground ancho chili pepper
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix all the ingredients in a large sealable plastic bag.  Add in 2-6 pork chops and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for at least a half hour.  Remove from marinade and shake off any excess.  Cook with your preferred method.  You can save some extra marinade (before you add in the pork chops) to brush on chops if you desire.