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Balsamic Cherry Grilled Pork - Tender and juicy pork, grilled to perfection and then topped with a stunning sauce, featuring fresh cherries and balsamic vinegar. All ready in under 30 minutes!
Remember when the kids were in school and we all said "I can't wait for the kids to be on summer vacation so I won't be so rushed" ?
Well, let me ask you, now that the kids are well into their summer vacation, do you feel less rushed?
I sure don't.
We are busier than ever. We are at the beach all day or hanging at the pool and the last thing I want to do when we get in, is make a time consuming meal.
You guys know, I love me some 30 minute meals, right? Usually, when I post a 30 minute meal, it's a one-pot pasta or a sandwich but I'm not sure I've posted a main protein type of 30 minute meal.
I had heard a bit of buzz about the Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork products. The word is that these pork products are great everyday meal options; being that they are high quality and easy to prepare. So, naturally, I was excited to try them and even more excited to be able to find them at Walmart. How easy is that?
So, for this recipe I used the Smithfield All Natural Fresh Boneless Loin Filet. To keep things easy and quick, I portioned the loin into thick slices, medallions if you must call them that. I figured the smaller pieces would grill up faster than a large loin. If boneless isn't your thing, you could totally substitute in the Smithfield All Natural Fresh Bone-In Pork Chops.
Since I was going to go ahead and "grill it like a steak", I seasoned the meat the same way I would a good steak; simply with salt and pepper.
While the grill was doing it's magic on the pork, I was making magic with a big bowl of cherries. Oh gosh, I love cherries, especially in the summer. The cherry sauce is actually rather easy and pretty hands off. All you've got to do is dump all the ingredients in a small saucepan and let it cook for about 15 minutes or so.
You know I love easy.
You know what else I love?
Yes you do.
I talk about it all the time.
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Quick note about grilled pork: I like my pork grilled to a medium/rare. How do you like yours? If you love your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your chops a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Wondering what to serve with this Balsamic Cherry Grilled Pork? Try some quickly steamed (3 minutes in the microwave) spinach, mashed potatoes or even rice.
Printable Recipe Card
Balsamic Cherry Grilled Pork
- 1 Smithfield All Natural Fresh Boneless Loin Filet
- Freshly Cracked Pepper
- 2 C Cherries pitted and halved
- 2 T Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ C Red Cooking Wine (not alcoholic)
- ¼ C Sugar
- Slice pork loin into individual portions. Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper.
- Preheat grill to medium/high heat.
- In a small saucepan place cherries, vinegar, wine and sugar, over medium/high heat. Bring just to a boil, stir and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Place pork on hot grill. Cook 4-5 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature is 145 degrees (F).
- Remove from grill and allow pork to rest about 3-5 minutes.
- To serve, spoon cherry sauce over pork.