Grilled Honey-Cumin BBQ Pork PacksEstimated Cost:  $9.50

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Baking Time: 20 minutes

Grilling Time:  20 minutes

Serves:  4

I love foil-packet grilling.  On top of the fact that I love getting outside and throwing down over fire, the foil packets seem to seal in a flavor and deliver an experience quite unique to the grill.  You basically grill, flip, grill, remove, and serve and cleanup is a breeze.  The ease of preparation gives you time to throw back a beer or two as you deliver a delicious meal to your family.  Bonus!

The sauce created in this recipe has quite a bit of depth.  The combination of the cumin, honey, and BBQ sauce smothering the chicken and veggies is nothing short of awesome.  I think you’ll love this one, friends.

1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp. ground cumin
4 pork boneless rib or loin chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
2 lg. ears corn, each cut into six pcs. (12 total)
1 cup baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise in half
2 cups frozen potato wedges, baked
1 tsp. salt
4 green onions, chopped (optional)
cooking spray

1. Prepare frozen potato wedges per package directions.

2. Meanwhile, prepare coals or gas grill for direct heat (how to). Spray half of one side of four 18×12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray.

3. Mix barbecue sauce, honey and cumin in small bowl. Place 1 pork chop, 3 pieces corn, 1/4 cup carrots and 1/2 cup potato wedges on center of each sprayed foil sheet; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon 3 tablespoons sauce mixture over pork and vegetables on each sheet, and top with 1/4th of the chopped green onions if desired.

4. Fold foil over pork and vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.

4. Grill packets 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until pork is slightly pink in center. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil.

Mike’s comments:

To save the baking time on the frozen potato wedges you can substitute refrigerated cooked new potato wedges. Look for the cooked potato wedges in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.

You can also use fresh potatoes for the refrigerated ones. Cut 2 medium potatoes into wedges and place in a microwavable bowl. Cover and microwave on High for about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place potatoes in packet and grill as directed.

Original Recipe Source: Betty Crocker Kitchens

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