Here we are in week two of the Good For You Challenge. This week I was in search for a great recipe that would be great to make on THE BIG DAY aka The Super Bowl. This week Pork Spareribs are on sale for $1.99/lb but for a healthier alternative I chose Boneless Loin Chops.
I tried the recipe last night before I was surrounded my guests only to be horrified that no one would like my cooking. The meal was great though so the hubby is very confident his friends will be in heaven come Sunday.
I got my recipe off of the PorkBeInspired website but I tweaked it a bit since it sounded a little bland to me. My family are all huge flavor lovers so we tend to go a bit overboard with the flavor in all our food.
The Beer-Grilled Pork chops called for bone-in chops but I hate any meat on the bone I went for the boneless. Also, the recipe only had 2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus 2 teaspoons ginger root, grated. Well I added more brown sugar and took out the ginger (only because I didn’t have any on hand).
Place chops in a self-sealing plastic bag; add remaining ingredients and seal bag. Gently massage bag to evenly distribute marinade ingredients. Refrigerate 4-24 hours. Remove chops from marinade and discard marinade; place on grill directly, cover grill and cook for 8-9 minutes, turning once, or until thermometer inserted reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
Makes 4-6 servings
(Give or take since I did mix up the recipe a bit)
Calories: 134 calories
Protein: 23 grams
Fat: 5 grams
Sodium: 305 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
I did serve my daughters something different because even though I’m told “alcohol cooks off” I did not want to risk it. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of Must Make for Sunday’s game (and my monthly meal plan!), along with the other food everyone will be munching on. It’s just as easy to make as anything else, healthier than pizza and cost a whole lot less. What I was surprised by is how much I loved this recipe since I hate (absolutely cannot stand!!) beer. I did taste the lime and a little bitterness from the beer but the brown sugar definitely helped kill the beer taste, I think.
I encourage you to join in the Good and Good For You Challenge. This is only week 2 of the month so you can start right now and start feeling healthier! Remember to keep coming back here because at the end of the challenge I will have an amazing giveaway for you all!
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Disclaimer: Thanks to TheMotherhood and Publix. I was compensated and I was provided a gift card to purchase ingredients. All thoughts and opinions written here are my own. Compensation did not influence a positive review.