1 pound New York (Top Loin) Open Prairie ® Natural* Pork Chops, about 1 inch thick, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 orange-fleshed sweet potato, (about 12 oz), cut into 1-inch cubes
12 ounces small red potatoes, or white potatoes, about 1 inch in diameter (or halved if 2 inches in diameter)
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, purchased or homemade
1/2 cup honey
3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced, or more to taste
12 scallions, white and light green parts only, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
Nutritional Information per Serving (2 skewers)
Calories: 530 calories
Protein: 29 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 560 milligrams
Cholesterol: 80 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 83 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Place sweet potatoes and red or white potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with cold water by 1 inch, and season water with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are cooked but still firm, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce, honey and chipotles. Divide mixture in half and set both batches aside.
Thread Open Prairie Natural pork, sweet potatoes, potatoes and scallions onto 8 12-inch skewers (pre-soaked in water if wood or bamboo). Prepare a grill to medium-hot heat and thoroughly oil the grate. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on each side, brushing with one batch of the sauce each time you turn, cooking until all 4 sides are browned, pork is cooked through, and the sauce is used up, about 10 minutes. Transfer skewers to a platter and set aside to rest 3 minutes.
Sprinkle skewers with cheese and cilantro. Serve hot with the remaining batch of sauce on the side.
Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeinspired.com