There’s just something perfect about the fresh flavor of fruit with the smokiness of the grill, and when you add Hawg Sauce barbecue sauce in the mix, your taste buds might as well just explode. The grill brings out the savory flavors of Hawg Sauce, while the tangy taste is accented by the peach or apricot preserves. With Spring in full bloom here in our home state of North Carolina, it seems like a fantastic time for a recipe like this. So fire up your grill, breathe in that beautiful Spring air (unless you’re allergic to pollen, then maybe skip this step), and get ready for something extra tasty.
1/3 cup McMasters’ Hawg Sauce
1/2 cup apricot or peach preserves
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1. In a small bowl, combine the Hawg Sauce sauce, preserves, corn syrup, mustard and cloves; set aside.
2. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.
3. On a lightly oiled grill, grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting frequently with sauce mixture.
4. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.
It’s that simple! Grill them up in half an hour, and you can always substitute other fruit preserves if you prefer another flavor. If you’re new to McMasters’ Hawg Sauce, try it out here. We guarantee it’s the best Lexington-style North Carolina barbecue sauce you’ll ever eat. Use it as a dip, baste or marinade with it, or top your favorite pulled pork or ribs with it, and you’ll find yourself coming back for more! If you try this recipe, let us know what you think by commenting below or visiting us on Facebook!
Thanks to Taste of Home for the inspiration for this recipe.