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Apple Fire BBQ Chops

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The heat is on with these pork chops with apple jalapeno barbecue sauce and apple jalapeno salsa.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
60 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
1 hr 15 min
Recipe Servings


1 21-ounce can LUCKY LEAF® Premium Apple Fruit Filling & Topping

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 medium-sized onion, chopped

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup sliced, fresh jalapeno peppers, seeds removed

2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 6-ounce can tomato paste

1/4 cup molasses

2 Tablespoons yellow mustard

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

4 pork rib chops, cut 1 in. thick

1/2 teaspoon salt (to season meat)

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons olive oil 



Combine apple pie filling, vinegar, onion, cilantro, chipotle, jalapeños, chili powder, salt, and cumin in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until jalapeños are tender. Remove from heat. 

Use an immersion blender to blend the mixture in the saucepan, or cool slightly and transfer to a food processor or blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

Return to saucepan (if needed) and whisk in tomato paste, molasses, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, or until sauce thickens to desired consistency. Season chops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.


In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chops and cook 5 minutes, turning once, until nicely browned. Add 1½ cups of Apple Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until pork is tender. If desired, top chops with Apple Jalapeño Salsa. 


Set aside a few slices of apple from the pie filling, cut up and stir together with 1 Tablespoon each of finely chopped onion, finely chopped and seeded jalapeño and cilantro.

Recipe Tip

Refrigerate any unused barbecue sauce up to 2 weeks.


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