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Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops, using up some leftover apple cider to marinate and coat with a maple syrup thick boneless pork chops will dramatically amp up the flavor, savory and a bit of sweetness.  

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops, using up some leftover apple cider to coat and marinate thick boneless pork chops will dramatically amp up the flavor, savory and a bit of sweetness.

Pork Chops are a favorite around our house, anyway, you cook them.  

The boneless pork chops grilled tend to be a little tough and dry at times, so we like to brine them before cooking them or coat them in a super delicious glaze while cooking them.  

I had some apple cider still left in the refrigerator after Thanksgiving and some boneless pork chops I picked up at Sam's that need to be cooked.  

I placed them in a bag and added enough apple cider and salt and sealed the bag.  Then I put them in the refrigerator to marinate for a couple of hours.  

I remove the bag from the refrigerator and immediately rinse them really well.  If you don't rinse the meat really well, you leave too much of the salt on the meat, and this will overpower and ruin the taste.  I like to layer flavors, so I lightly season them again with coriander and salt and pepper.

While cooking them on the grill, I brush them with a mixture of apple cider and maple syrup.  This is where all the magic happens.  

Depending on the weather, I grill them on our gas grill outside and in a cast iron skillet when the weather doesn't permit cooking them outside.

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops, using up some leftover apple cider to coat and marinate thick boneless pork chops will dramatically amp up the flavor, savory and a bit of sweetness.

I like to liberally brush the chops with the glaze when I first put them on the grill.  I then let them hang out for about 6 minutes on each side.  I only brush one side of the pork chops. 

We do not like our pork chops super sweet so if you like the extra sweetness then add as many coatings to reach your desired taste.  The more glaze, the more sweetness you will get on the chops.

They will be fantastic, juicy, tender and the perfect meal for any busy weeknight.

I hope you will try these pork chops soon.  Enjoy!



Yield: 4-6

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops, using up some leftover apple cider to coat and marinate thick boneless pork chops will dramatically amp up the flavor, savory and a bit of sweetness.
prep time: 2 hour and 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 2 hours and 35 mins

ingredients:

Pork Chops
  • 6 boneless thick pork chops
Apple Cider Brine
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1-gallon size resealable plastic bag
Apple Cider Glaze
  • 1 and 1/2  cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or Truvia sweetener with a teaspoon molasses)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard 
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes ( or more)
Grilled Pork Chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander

instructions

Pork Chops & Apple Cider Brine
  1. Place pork chops in a gallon size resealable bag; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together brine ingredients.
  3. Pour brine solution over pork chops.  Seal the bag releasing all the air.
  4. Turn bag with the chop inside back and forth to distribute all the brine over the chops.  
  5. Set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours but not over 4 hours.
  6. Remove the bag of chops from the refrigerator and rinse with cool water really well.  Set chops on a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
Apple Cider Glaze and Grilling Pork Chops
  1. Pat dry the pork chops.  Sprinkle salt and black pepper and coriander on each of the pork chops on the front and back; set aside while preparing the grill.
  2. Heat the grill to 350 degrees F.  While the grill is heating, in a bowl, whisk together the glaze ingredients.
  3. Liberally brush the prepared pork chops.  Place the chops on the heated grill.  Grill for 6 minutes.
  4. Brush one more time with the glaze and turn the chops over.  Cook additional 6 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached to  145 degrees.
  5. Remove the grilled glazed pork chops and serve with additional glaze on the side.



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2 comments :

  1. Oh Kay! Those chops look mouth-meltingly wonderful! What a great creation. So glad you shared. Pinning! XO

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    1. Thank you Marsha...they are pretty tasty. xoxo

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