Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Edition: Grilled Honey-Cumin BBQ Packs

Welcome friends and bloggers! It's Father's Day, and what better way to celebrate than heating up the grill and knocking back a few brewskis (provided you're of legal drinking age). I'm not going to go into a sob story, but I will not be celebrating this year. I have not celebrated Father's Day since 2008, when my amazing father passed away.

This entry is sort of my way of keeping his memory alive. My dad LOVED to grill. It was sort of "his thing". Well, that and fishing. Those two things sort of coincide, right? He catches the fish and grills them. Yea, it works. Haha. Well today, we will be making honey-cumin BBQ pork packs. They're simple to throw together, only take a total time of 40 minutes to make, including prep time, and they come out smelling and looking delicious! So, let's grab Dad and get cooking!

Grilled Honey-Cumin BBQ Packs
Serves 4

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 pork boneless rib or loin chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
  • 2 large ears of corn, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 cup baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise in half
  • 2 cups refrigerated, cooked new potato wedges
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. 
  2. Spray half of one side of four 18x12-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the barbecue sauce, honey and cumin in small bowl. 
  4. Place 1 pork chop, 3 pieces corn, 1/4 cup carrots and 1/2 cup potato wedges on center of each sprayed foil sheet, then sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. 
  5. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the sauce mixture over the pork and vegetables on each sheet.
  6. Fold the foil over the pork and vegetables so the edges meet. 
  7. Seal the edges, making a tight 1/2-inch fold, then fold again. 
  8. Allow a little space on the sides of the foil for circulation and expansion.
  9. Grill the packets 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until pork is slightly pink in center. 
  10. Place the packets on plates, and cut a large X across top of each packet, then fold back the foil.
  11. Enjoy!

Some of the instructions red a bit funny, but they are super simple to understand. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment box below, and I will be sure to answer them for you. So, go out, grill and have fun with Dad! I'll be back tomorrow, but until them, have a great day and happy blogging to all!