Grilled Creole Pork and Chilies from the Betty Crocker site!
- banana chilies or 2 Anaheim chilies
- tablespoons tomato paste
- tablespoons water
- teaspoons red wine vinegar
- teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- teaspoon Creole mustard
- teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- butterflied pork chop or boneless loin chop, 3/4 inch thick (1/2 pound)
- teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend for pork
- 1Spray rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Heat coals or gas grill to low to moderate heat or set oven control to broil. Place chilies on grill or rack in broiler pan. Grill 4 to 5 inches from heat about 4 minutes, turning several times, until skin is blistered and charred. Place chilies in paper bag. Close tightly; let stand 15 minutes.
- 2Mix tomato paste, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and thyme; set aside. Remove chilies from bag. Peel off skin; discard. Keep chilies warm.
- 3Rub both sides of pork with Cajun seasoning blend. Place pork on grill or rack in broiler pan. Grill 4 to 5 inches from heat about 4 minutes or until seasoning browns; brush with tomato sauce. Grill 1 minute; turn. Grill 3 minutes longer; brush with sauce. Grill 1 to 2 minutes or until pork is slightly pink in center.
- 4Heat remaining tomato sauce to boiling. Serve over pork and chilies.
Use 1/2 teaspoon country-style Dijon mustard mixed with a dash of prepared horseradish for the Creole mustard.
Cajun seasoning can vary widely, but expect to find garlic, onion, chilies, black pepper, mustard and celery in it.