Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa


  • 1 (16 ounce) jar applesauce
  • 1 onions, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mesquite chips, soaked


In a medium bowl, combine applesauce, onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and white pepper. Refrigerate several hours, or overnight.

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Season chops with garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

Sprinkle soaked wood over coals, or place in the smoker box of a gas grill. Lightly oil grate, and place chops on grill. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Serve with applesauce salsa.