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Grilled Pork Loin with Mint Applesauce

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 20, 2010

Grilled Pork Loin with Mint Applesauce
Secret Ingredient Series: Mint BONUS!
A companion recipe to one of three recipes featuring a common key ingredient. For this inaugural installment we will be focusing on an oft overlooked herb: Mint. Normally, I am not a huge fan of the pungent herb because it is used too heavily in recipes. Personally, I like a hint of mint. If used correctly, though, it can really add the perfect subtle flavor to a dish!


1.5 Pounds Boneless Pork Loin Chops
1 Preparation Balsamic Thyme 4 Mustard? Sauce
1 Preparation Gala Mint Applesauce


Make one preparation of Balsamic Thyme 4 Mustard? Sauce. Set aside.
NOTE: The recipe for this marinade calls for sweet hot mustard. But, if you don’t have any, just use regular yellow mustard and add a little Prepared Horseradish – which is just what I ended up doing on this one. Worked great!
Balsamic Thyme 4 Mustard? Sauce

Rinse and prepare boneless Pork Loin Chops. You can use just about any other type of pork loin or chops, but these suited this dish perfectly.
Boneless Pork Loin Chops

Place pork into a large zip-lock bag and pour marinade over them. Remove air and zip closed. Be sure to get entire chop covered by the marinade. Refrigerate at least one hour.
Marinating Pork Loin Chops

Make one preparation of Gala Mint Applesauce. You will want to serve it warm with this dish.
Gala Mint Applesauce

Remove pork chops from marinade bag and place on the preheated barbeque grill. Be sure not over-cook them or they dry out and get tough. About 8-10 minutes of total covered-grilling time should do the trick on a 1″ thick boneless chop.
Grilled Pork Loin Chops

When done, let chop sit a couple minutes before slicing and serving over rice pilaf and the applesauce. Add some sauteed veggies, and enjoy!
Grilled Pork Loin with Mint Applesauce

Prep Time = 30 Minutes
Marinating Time = 1+ Hours
Cooking Time = 10 Minutes
Serves 4

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16 Responses to “Grilled Pork Loin with Mint Applesauce”

  1. Binky said

    This looks SOOOO good! I love this blog!

  2. Peggy said

    this looks phenomenal!

  3. This pork loin is so pretty and I really like the idea of the mint in the applesauce. Great summertime bbq recipe!

    • Thank you, C2! This is a great warm weather recipe since I was able to make everything except the rice on the grill. I hate turning on the stove when it’s hot outside. 😯

  4. bunkycooks said

    The recipe for cooking the pork sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. It will be perfect for grilling this summer.

  5. ceecee said

    My husband will be all over this – grilling is an all year event here!

  6. Brad said

    Yum, sounds really tasty. The sauces are a great combination of flavors for grilled pork. Thanks for the recipe and pics.

  7. Chris said

    Those pork chops on the blue plate look just perfect!

  8. Drick said

    beautiful grilled pork – love the marinade … have never tried anything like the applesauce with mint, interesting

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