Sweet BBQ Loin Chops and Zesty Zucchini

Loin chops are absolutely delicious! This evening, I took it up a notch with my off-the-cuff sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

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Sweet BBQ Sauce:

Salt
Pepper
Brown Sugar
Chili Powder
Cayenne Pepper
Soy Sauce
Worcestershire Sauce
Sesame Oil
Red Vinegar
Ketchup
Mustard
Minced Garlic
Sage

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We will be implementing what I like to call the “Carpool Marinade.” Simply put – we are going to let the meat marinade, unrefrigerated for the amount of time it takes to pick up the kids from school – in my case, 30 minutes. Cover the pork with a “blanket.” Tuck plastic wrap around it in a mixing bowl.

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Quick Tip: Whenever you cook a protein like pork (any meat really) you want it to be room temperature before you start the cooking process. Never cook frozen meat unless instructed (like some frozen burger brands). Cooking without defrosting first can lead to serious illness.

We are going to grill the loin chops, by searing both sides and moving them to the top shelf until the internal temperature is about a medium well. Pork can become tough quickly so be careful not roast the meat too long.

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Preparing the Zucchini is simple. Slice it into long slices (length-wise).

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Zucchini:

Chili powder
Lime Juice (or Lime Juice Powder)
Salt
Sugar
Olive Oil

Grill for a few minutes on each side.

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Serve with a tall beer!

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