BBQ Pork Cutlets

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You can make lots of this excellent barbecue sauce and freeze it in 1-cup portions to use throughout the summer on everything from ribs to chicken.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) no-salt crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup low-sodium chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • 8 boneless pork cutlets (4 oz. each)

Directions

  • In large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 3–4 minutes until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes, chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, sugar, molasses, cumin, thyme, and cloves. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Set aside 1 cup sauce.
  • Prepare and preheat grill.
  • Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and add pork chops. Grill until the chops can be easily moved, about 4 minutes. Turn and brush with sauce. Cook for 3–5 minutes longer or until chops are just pink, turning again and brushing with more sauce. Move to a plate to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with reserved sauce.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) no-salt crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup low-sodium chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • 8 boneless pork cutlets (4 oz. each)

Directions

  • In large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 3–4 minutes until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes, chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, sugar, molasses, cumin, thyme, and cloves. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Set aside 1 cup sauce.
  • Prepare and preheat grill.
  • Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and add pork chops. Grill until the chops can be easily moved, about 4 minutes. Turn and brush with sauce. Cook for 3–5 minutes longer or until chops are just pink, turning again and brushing with more sauce. Move to a plate to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium270mg
Total Carbohydrate23g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars19g
Protein24g