Psst: This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards and Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
This week, the #SundaySupper team is all about grilling. And why not? We’re at the height of both summer and grilling season. I know a lot of people like to enjoy a cold beer while they’re working the grill, but me? I’m much more of a wine girl. I generally prefer crisp white wines during the warmer months, like Gallo’s Sweet White Blend, with one exception: if I’m cooking with a full-bodied red, like a Merlot, I want a glass of that red with my dinner, too.
These grilled pork chops are double-trouble when it comes to Merlot. Not only is there wine in the marinade itself, but I also used my strawberry red wine jam in there. The wine really brings out the fruity flavor of the jam-based marinade, and the combination is a great accent for the pork. Serve the pork chops with a glass of Merlot and you’ve got a trifecta on your hands!
Enjoy these pork chops with some grilled veggies as a nice at-home dinner date for two, or double the recipe and invite some friends over for a cookout. Either way, you can’t go wrong. And as a bonus, you won’t be stuck cooking in a hot, stuffy kitchen.
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Strawberry jam adds a bit of sweetness and depth to a wine-balsamic vinegar marinade for grilled pork chops. Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables and a whole grain salad.
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam (I used this strawberry red wine jam )
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 pork chops
- Whisk together the wine, jam, balsamic, salt and pepper. Place the pork chops in a gallon plastic bag, and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Turn the bag over a few times, so that the pork is completely covered by the marinade.
- Allow the pork chops to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Preheat your grill to a medium heat. Grill the pork for about 6 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a chop reads 145F. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Check out all the other great recipes my fellow bloggers came up with!
- Grilled Brie with Tropical Fruit Compote by girlichef
- Grilled Peach Bruschetta by Peanut Butter and Peppers
Salads and Sides:
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- Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction by The Messy Baker
- Asian Pork Lettuce Cups by Magnolia Days
- BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches by Momma’s Meals
- Cheddar Merlot Burgers by Curious Cuisiniere
- Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Merlot Sauce by The Weekend Gourmet
- Grilled Hawaiian Sea Salt Tuna Nuggets by Family Foodie
- Grilled Honey Lime Chicken by Alida’s Kitchen
- Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze by Savvy Eats
- Grilled Ribeye with Mushroom Merlot Sauce by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers with a Sweet White Blend Marinade by Country Girl in the Village
- Merlot Marinated Flank Steak with Spicy Chimichurri by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Pimento Cheese Stuffed Merlot Burger by Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Shish Kabobs in Red Wine Rosemary Marinade by The Dinner-Mom
- Tandoori-style Lamb Chops by kimchi MOM
- Grilled Apple Crisp by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone by Desserts Required
- Vanilla Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches by Hip Foodie Mom
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