Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tasty Tuesday - Brushetta Style BBQ Pork Chops

4 boneless pork chops
2 large, very firm, tomatoes, diced small
½ large red onion, finely diced
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for basting
1½ tbsp good balsamic vinegar, plus more for drizzle
½ tsp salt
fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or thinly sliced, whatever you prefer)
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Preheat your grill on high for at least 10 minutes.

Make your brushetta topping by gently tossing together the tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and basil leaves. Set aside.

Season your pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Just before placing on the grill, lightly baste with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill for 3+ minutes per side depending on the thickness of your chops. Remove the meat at 140ºF.

Top chops with mozzarella cheese and place under your broiler for about one minute, until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Let rest for at least 5 minutes to redistribute juices.

Top with a heaping spoonful of the brushetta mixture, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

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