Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ham and Jam

I'd love to play "guess that sauce" but the game is sure to fail. First because the title of this post pretty much gives it away. Second because the fun part of the game is tasting the sauce and trying to figure out what it is - something that doesn't translate well in this visual medium. Instead I'll recap the game as it went last night.

J: This pork is really good - is this a ketchup sauce?
K: There's ketchup in it, but I wouldn't call it a ketchup sauce.
J: Well what kind of sauce is it?
K: It's like a blackberry sauce.
J: Really? I'd never have guessed that.

Apparently the mix of steak sauce and ketchup disguises the taste of the blackberry preserves which then become just a way to add sweetness. The whole meal was yummy and I made 3 chops so there's even leftovers for when I finish the million slices of pizza left over from Jon's birthday.

Glazed Pork Chops (from Allrecipes)
  • 3 pork loin or rib chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup Blackberry Preserves
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  1. Preheat broiler to High.
  2. Broil pork chops 3 to 5 inches from heat for 5 minutes. Turn; broil 5 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Brush pork with sauce. Continue broiling, turning and brushing with sauce, 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until pork is no longer pink in center. Bring remaining sauce to a boil; serve with pork chops.


  1. mmm...i may need to try this. we have some pork chops in the freezer, and i have no idea what to do with them.

  2. Thank you for showing me this interesting recipe. The use of blackberry preserves with the pork sounds delicous. I love pork and fruit combinations!