(Family Features) America’s most versatile protein just got a more appetizing price tag. With prices lower than past summers and juicy new pork cut names appearing in meat cases, now you can swap in your favorite pork chop to make grilling more tasty and economical. Look for new cut names including ribeye and porterhouse pork chops to maximize your dollars spent at the grocery store.
Take full advantage of pork’s value when you fire up Grilled Ribeye (Rib) Pork Chops with Easy Spicy BBQ Sauce and Chive Mashed Potatoes. These juicy, tender and budget-friendly ribeye pork chops smothered in sweet and spicy BBQ sauce are complemented by creamy mashed potatoes for a delicious yet frugal feast.
Save By Stocking Up
Add more variety to your family’s menu without adding cost by stocking up on your favorite pork cuts while prices are lower than they’ve been in years. Creative preparation makes it easy to enjoy your savings, not only now but in the future. Plus, you can enjoy all the variety delicious pork offers. For example, purchase ribeye pork chops in bulk, then divide them to be prepared three different ways. Serve one recipe for dinner and freeze the other two for gatherings later in the month.
Keep your chops juicy and tender by grilling to an internal temperature between 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare and 160 degrees Fahrenheit for medium, followed by a 3-minute rest. Don’t forget to use a digital cooking thermometer to ensure an accurate final temperature.
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Grilled Ribeye (Rib) Pork Chops with Easy Spicy BBQ Sauce and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- 4 Ribeye (rib) pork chops, about 1-inch thick each
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Olive oil, for brushing grill grate
Spicy BBQ Sauce:
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Chive Mashed Potatoes:
- 3 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat grill over medium high heat and brush with olive oil. Season chops with generous amount of salt and pepper on both sides.
- Place pork on grill for 8-9 minutes, turning once halfway through, until cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Remove pork from grill, tent with foil; let rest for 3 minutes.
- To make mashed potatoes, add potatoes to a pot with water over high heat and boil for 15 minutes. Drain water and add heavy cream. Mash potatoes until smooth. Stir in chopped chives, salt and pepper.
- To make bbq sauce, heat oil in pot over medium heat. Sauté onion until soft and add ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire, vinegar, and cayenne. Simmer for 15 minutes so sauce thickens and turn off heat. Once cooled, puree sauce in a blender.
- Serve the chops alongside potatoes and a spoonful of BBQ sauce.
Yield: 4 servings
National Pork Board