Grilled Mexican Pork Chops

Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around scheduling dinner. Finding recipes, making sure it’s healthy and that I can eat it (gluten free, lactose free), making sure we don’t double up on genre (nobody really wants pasta 3 nights in a row, do they?), dodging traffic at our busy H.E.B grocery store, making something that is finished in 45 minutes or less after a long day of work, and on and on! Yes, the week is set by the menu!

For tonight, we’re going light and healthy.  Fire up the grill and get ready!

The main ingredients for my inspiration:  Pork chops, taco seasoning, corn on the cob, and sweet potatoes

Prep Work:   (The potatoes and corn can be prepped the night before if you need to save time.)

1.  Rub pork chops generously with taco seasoning.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes while you prep the veggies.

2.  Shuck and clean ears of corn.  Lay the corn on a square of foil.  Place a few slabs of butter, sprinkle generously with cayenne and salt&pepper.  Roll each ear of corn in it’s on foil and seal.  (If you have extra taco seasoning, you can use that on the corn!)

3.  Peel potatoes and cube into 1 inch pieces.  Create a foil packet and season generously with garlic salt and cayenne.

Grill time!

  1.  Add the potatoes and corn first on the grill at a medium heat and let cook for 15-20 minutes undisturbed.
  2. Flip the corn and potatoes and move the sides of burners (or top rack if you have one, away from direct heat.)
  3. Add pork chops.  Grill 6-8 minutes on each side, checking to make sure the inside has been cooked through before removing from the grill.

The result:  PURE DELICIOUSNESS!    And super easy!   The hubby and I enjoy this meal because it is pretty simple on clean up (throw away the foil and only a few dishes to clean.) as well as it gives us some time to catch up on our day and visit while the food cooks.

 

**Note – this can be done in the oven/stove.   Preheat oven to 350 and cook the corn and potatoes in foil packets for 30 minutes.   Cook the pork on the stove top over medium heat.

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