Passion for Pork

4 Grilled Pork Recipes To Try Before Autumn Sets In!

Dan Clapson - Thursday, September 5, 2013

It’s that time of year where the kids have gone back to school and work is gearing up again. Vacations are over for the most part and all you have to look forward to is the weekend. Depressing? Maybe a little bit, but don’t forget that, here in Calgary, we get some of our most beautiful weather of the year in September.

That being said, I’m crossing my fingers for warm, sunny weekends for at least another four weeks. There’s no need to retire those barbecue tongs quite yet. Invite some friends over for a bite to eat and try out one of these 4 great grilled pork recipes as the leaves slowly fade from green to autumn orange.

(Psst…if you’re looking for some of the best cuts of pork the city has to offer, swing by Spragg’s Meat Shop in the Calgary Farmers’ Market between Thursday and Sunday. Aside from big pork chops to back ribs, they have some pretty killer bacon!)

Lime Chipotle Pork Chops
photo courtesy of Food Network Canada

Lime and Chipotle Pork Chops

Add a nice, smoky kick to your grilled dinner this week with this recipe for pork chops from Food Network Canada. Grilled taber corn or zucchini would be a perfect accompaniment to this citrus-accented dish! Get the recipe here!

Bourbon Grilled Pork Tenderloin
photo courtesy of Julie van Rosendaal

Bourbon Molasses Grilled Pork Tenderloin

There are few things easier to cook in this world than a pork tenderloin. It’s always responsibly priced and one tenderloin can easily feed a family. One of Canada’s culinary sweetheart’s, Julie Van Rosendaal recently shared this robust-flavoured recipe on her website, head over to check it out!

Braised and Glazed Pork Ribs
photo courtesy of Food Network Canada

Braised and Glazed Barbecued Pork Ribs

Any self-respecting barbecue lover can’t say goodbye to the warm weather without one last dinner centring around sticky, fall-off-the-bone ribs. This recipe calls for braising the pork ribs before grilling them for that tender texture we all love so much. Check it out here!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
photo courtesy of Food Network Canada

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Wild Berry Port Sauce

Last, but not least, Food Network Canada to the rescue with this grilled pork tenderloin. Since life is always better with a little bit of booze, this berry and port sauce should hit the spot just fine. If you want to forgo the booziness of this recipe, try whipping up this Raspberry and Black Pepper Sauce we shared a couple weeks ago!