Swift Grilled Pork Loin Chops
with Yams and Apples
Swift & Company traces its ancestry back to 1855, when
16-year-old Gustavus Franklin Swift used $20 he received
from his father to buy his first head of livestock to start his
That modest beginning nearly 150 years ago was the
forerunner of one of the largest meat processors in the
nation, and Costco’s main pork supplier. Fresh pork is an
outstanding source of many vitamins and minerals, providing high-quality protein, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2, B6, B12,
iron and zinc. With its mild and versatile flavor, pork goes
Costco’s Swift pork loin has been specially trimmed for more
meat and less fat. This recipe suggestion of grilling the chops
for quick flavor enhancement and then popping them into
the oven offers a dish that’s well suited for a buffet.
12 Kirkland Signature/Swift boneless pork loin chops
10 yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 red onions, cut into 1-inch chunks
8 Gala or other red apples, cored and cut in chunks
11/3 cups olive oil
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 cup brown sugar
2 bunches green onions, cut into 4-inch pieces
4 teaspoons cornstarch
11. Preheat oven to 450°F. Preheat grill or start charcoal.
2. Rub chops with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle both sides
with salt, white pepper and granulated garlic to taste.
3. Place chops on grill to achieve grill marks on both
sides, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove chops
from grill and set aside.
4. Place yams, onions, apples, olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt,
black pepper, brown sugar, green onions and cornstarch in
roasting pan. Toss well to coat evenly and top with chops.
5. Place roasting pan in oven, lower heat to 425°F and
roast for 30 minutes, or until chops reach an internal
temperature of 160°F. Brush chops with mustard to taste.
Makes 12 servings.