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Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Jam

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Now that it’s finally getting warmer, I love being able to enjoy tender, juicy meat straight off of the grill. Today I’m sharing a Steak house inspired recipe with you. These Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Jam are tender, flavorful, and perfect! I’m pairing them with Lyonnaise Potatoes and some Asparagus for the perfect dinner anyone can recreate at home!

Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork®


Sometimes cooking pork can be intimidating, trying to seal the deal on perfectly moist pork. It doesn’t have to be though.

My grandfather always used to say as long as you are using high quality ingredients you are going to produce a high quality dish. I’m using Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork®. These products are the highest marbling grade versus all other premium pork, and they’re All natural with No artificial ingredients! They use authentic brining and larding techniques! You can’t overcook them because they are always tender!

It doesn’t get much better than that! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice on the grill with the help of Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® you can cook a steak house quality meal every single time (no extra effort needed ;))

Plus, if you’ve ever read any of my other recipes with Hatfield, then you know how much I love them as a company. They have elevated animal welfare standards and care about sustainability. And they are a family run company. From their table to yours you can be sure you are getting the highest quality meat.

Apple Bacon Jam

Let’s talk about the Apple Bacon Jam. The condiment of all condiments. It’s sweet and savory. If you like bacon than you’ll love this. It’s primarily made up of bacon, apples, and onions. They all cook down to make this sweet sauce!

TheApple Bacon Jam can sit in the fridge after it’s made for about 3-4 days. The flavors only get better as they meld. And it’s so good on EVERYTHING, so don’t worry about making too much..there’s no such thing!

Start by cooking about 5-6 slices of bacon, once it’s cool chop it into small squares. Next, chop up half of a large Fuji Apple. Then dice up a large white onion. Place all of these ingredients in to a small pot on the stove (on medium heat). Add 2 Tbsp of butter, add 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, and a 1/4 cup of maple syrup.

Finally, finish it off with a tbsp of brown sugar and a tsp of garlic powder. Bring it to a low boil. Immediately turn heat down and let it simmer for about 8 minutes. Let the mixture cool a little and then place it in the food processor to make it smoother. Set aside.

Next, I’m going to make the Lyonnaise Potatoes. These potatoes are a french dish and very popular in steak houses. Their savory, flavorful crunch pairs perfectly with the Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® . You can find the full recipe for the Lyonnaise Potatoes here. I’m also making Asparagus to round out the meal! Now let’s get to grilling!

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Jam

I like to save the Grilled Pork Chops for last, because they are the main attraction and you definitely want to eat them right when they come off of the grill. Season your Pork Chops. I used a little salt & pepper for seasoning, garlic powder, and a little olive oil.

You should have your grill on, warming up. Place your Pork Chops on the grill. As they start to cook on the underside, you will start to notice grill marks on the bottom. After about 12 minutes, flip the pork chop over and let the other side cook for 12 minutes as well.

Pork is ready when the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees internally.

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Jam

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • - Grilled Pork Chops -
  • 2 Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® Frenched Bone-In Pork Chops
  • 1 Tsp Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
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  • - Apple Bacon Jam -
  • 5-6 Slices Hatfield Bacon
  • 1/2 of a Large Fuji Apple (diced)
  • 1 whole White Onion (diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Instructions

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- Grilled Pork Chops -

2

Heat Grill to Medium-High Heat.

3

Pour Olive Oil on Pork Chops and rub it in.

4

Season Pork Chops with Salt, Pepper, & Garlic Powder.

5

Place Pork Chops on the grill grate and cook for 12 minutes.

6

Flip Pork Chops over and cook for an additional 12 minutes, internal temperature should reach at least 145°F.

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- Apple Bacon Jam -

9

Cook your bacon. Once it cools chop it up.

10

Heat pot on stove to med-high heat. Add butter.

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Throw in Onions, Apples, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Powder, and Maple Syrup.

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Bring to a boil. Turn heat down. Simmer for about 8 minutes.

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Serve Apple Bacon Jam with Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® Frenched Bone-In Pork Chops and enjoy 🙂


Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® is the highest quality pork that delivers Steak-House inspired, exceptionally tasting meals without all of the hassle. In addition to these Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® Frenched Bone-In Pork Chops there are other products in the line as well, like the Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® Uncured Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions . To check out the full list of products click here.

“WithHatfield® Premium Reserve Pork®, you can be confident that every cut is Tasty. Tender. Every Time.™ ”

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  • Reply
    Stephanie
    April 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    This sounds so yummy. I can’t wait to try the apple bacon jam. I make a pineapple chutney that I often eat with pork but I love trying new things as well.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Morrison
    April 15, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    This looks so delicious!!! I love Pork chops and think that the apple bacon jam would be a wonderful complement to it!

  • Reply
    amber neil
    April 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    My ENTIRE family will love this. We have done pork chops with an apple chutney, but the bacon sounds MARVELOUS!

  • Reply
    Jami
    April 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    That bacon jam is making my mouth water! I need to try your recipe! YUM!!

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