Grilled Pork Chops with Maple-Bourbon Glaze

35 mins
30 mins
4

The maple-bourbon glaze gives these succulent grilled pork chops a sweet flavor boost.

Ingredients

For the Pork Chops

  • 4 bone-in center-cut pork chops, 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick

For the Maple-Bourbon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup roasted pecans, chopped and salted
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons ground dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • chili powder to taste
  • granulated garlic powder to taste
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

For the Topping

  • 1/4 cup maple-bourbon glaze
  • 1/4 cup roasted pecans, chopped and salted

Ingredient Tips

Pork Chops
Bone-in pork chops retain more juices and add flavor to your grilled pork chops, but boneless chops will also work just fine.

Directions

Step 1 Of 8
1
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.
2
Preheat one side of the grill to medium high, leaving the other side off for indirect cooking.
3
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.
4
Place chops on the grill and cook 4 to 6 minutes per side, basting with olive oil occasionally.
5
Reduce heat to medium and move pork chops to the unlit side of the grill.
6
Baste liberally with the maple-bourbon glaze until the internal temperature reaches 145°F and a thick, caramelized crust forms.
Hot Tip
An instant read digital thermometer will help you determine when your meat is done.
7
Remove from grill and tent under tin foil for 3 to 5 minutes to rest before serving.
Hot Tip
Resting your grilled pork chops under a foil tent helps the juices redistribute.
8
Drizzle with maple-bourbon glaze and top with pecans.
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