Pork with Strawberry-Port Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup strawberry spreadable fruit
  • 1/4 cup port wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 pork rib chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)


  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook and stir until tender. Stir in spreadable fruit, wine, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add tomatoes; cook 2-3 minutes or until softened. Stir in basil and lime juice.
  • Sprinkle chops with remaining salt and pepper; place on greased grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce: 355 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

Originally published as Pork Rib Chops with Strawberry Barbecue Sauce in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013

Total Time
Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.

8 servings (2 cups sauce)

I never thought to add fruit to barbecue sauce, but after I saw a contest-winning recipe with the two, I decided to try something similar with pork. I’m glad I did—this turned out to be a family favorite! —Lily Julow, Gainesville, FL

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