Grilled Pork Chops with Maple-Bourbon Glaze
The maple-bourbon glaze gives these succulent grilled pork chops a sweet flavor boost.
Bring the maple syrup, pecans, bourbon and mustard to a gentle simmer. Cover and stir intermittently until the glaze is reduced by a fourth. Remove from heat, cover and reserve.
Preheat one side of the grill to medium high, leaving the other side off for indirect cooking.
Coat the pork chops with olive oil. Liberally season with chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Let the chops rest for a minimum of 20 minutes until they reach room temperature.
Place chops on the grill and cook 4-6 minutes per side, basting with olive oil occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium and move pork chops to the unlit side of the grill.
Baste liberally with the maple-bourbon glaze until the internal temperature reaches 145°F and a thick, caramelized crust forms.
Remove from grill and tent under tin foil for 3-5 minutes to rest before serving.
Drizzle with maple-bourbon glaze and top with pecans.