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Barbecued Tipsy Bacon Chops   

HT  BBQ  MC  35mins plus marinating


Serves   4


Recipe Tags:    Hot    Barbecue  Pork  Bacon   Alcohol  Herbs  Vegetables  Main Course  Dairy Free  Eggless




   4 Bacon Chops

   300ml/10fl.oz. Beer

   Black Pepper

   2 Onions, sliced

   2 Bay Leaves, crumbled

   60ml/2fl.oz. Molasses

   The Juice of a Lemon

   Oil for frying (optional)




1. Place half the sliced onion and 1 crumbled bay leaf over the bottom of a shallow dish. Place the bacon chops on top of the onions then place remaining onions and bay leaves on top of the chops. Pour the beer over the meat and onions, cover and refrigerate overnight.


2. When ready to cook the chops, strain the beer into a saucepan and remove the chops from the onion and bay leaf mixture.  Place the chops on the hot bbq grill to start cooking them.


3. Also place the saucepan of beer marinade on the bbq grill, bring to the boil  and continue to boil the beer until reduced by half then add the molasses and lemon juice.


3. Use the reduced beer mixture to baste the chops during cooking. Cook the chops over medium/hot coals for 13-15  minutes each side, depending on the thickness, turning from time to time and basting with the beer mixture.


4. Optional: Fry the remaining onions which were used in the marinade whilst the chops are cooking.


5. To serve - transfer the chops to a serving platter, cover with the fried onions if using, and pour any remaining hot beer sauce over the top.



Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Aluminium Foil

Large Sharp knife


Key techniques required to make this Recipe


Tips, Options and Substitutions


Substitute the garlic salt with chilli powder

Can be cooked in a conventional oven

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