Sweet & Sour Glazed Pork

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It is Fast Friday again and time for another fast and fabulous dinner suggestion. If you are anything like me, by the time Friday rolls around the last thing you want to do to cook a big meal yet we all still have to eat.  The dishes featured in this series aren’t necessarily fancy but they bring together simple ingredients most people already have in their pantries or have easy access to and allow you to put a real meal on the table in between 30 and 45 minutes.  Enjoy and if you have your own fast recipes you want to share, please send them my way and I will in turn share them with all of my readers.

Grilling is always a fast and easy way to get dinner on the table in minutes.  This flavorful glaze is fast to make and since you don’t marinade the meat ahead of time, makes for a perfect last minute dinner.  If you don’t have a grill you can cook the pork under the broiler.  Simply coat a broiler pan with cooking spray and place on  a rack as close to the top heating element as possible.  Follow the same cooking and brushing method as outlined below.

SWEET AND SOUR GLAZED PORK

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 lime, juiced and zested

Salt and pepper

4 pork chops, loins, or other cuts of meat with or without bones

  • Coat a gas grill with cooking spray and pre-heat to high.
  • Combine the brown sugar, honey, olive oil, vinegar, red pepper flakes, juice and zest in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Brush one side of the pork with the glaze and pace on the grill (or on the broiler pan) and grill for 3-4 minutes.  Brush the top side of the pork with the glaze and flip, cooking an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Continue cooking and brushing with glaze in this manner until the pork is done, approximately 20 minutes total.  The cooking time will depend upon the thickness of the meat.
  • Give the pork a final brush with the glaze, cook for 30 seconds then brush and glaze again.

Serves 4

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