RECIPE

Smoky Pork Chops with Spicy Applesauce and Garlicky Succotash

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Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, 1-inch-thick pork chops (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and finely chopped, with 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 McIntosh apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup unfiltered apple cider
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 ears corn, kernels scraped
  • One can butter beans (15 ounces), rinsed
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

Preparation

Pre-heat a grill or grill pan. Season the pork chops all over with the grill seasoning and paprika.

In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the red onion, season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chipotle with adobo sauce and the brown sugar and lower the heat to medium. Add the apples, cider and 1 teaspoon lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until a thick, chunky sauce forms, 15-20 minutes. Season with salt.

While the applesauce cooks, grill the corn until charred, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Grill the seasoned chops until cooked through, 6-7 minutes on each side.

While the chops are cooking, in a medium bowl, combine the corn kernels, butter beans, bell pepper and scallions. In another medium bowl, combine the garlic, thyme, cumin and remaining lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup EVOO. Pour into the succotash and toss to coat.

Serve the pork chops warm with the spicy applesauce and the succotash.

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