The Perfect Apple Cider Pork Chops
How to make The Perfect Apple Cider Pork Chops
– 1 1/2 lbs (one package) Bone-in Pork Chops
– 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
– 2 tsp. chili powder
– 1 tsp. garlic powder
– 1 tsp. salt
– 1/2 tsp. pepper
– 1 Tbsp. olive oil
Apple Cider Glaze:
– 1 1/2 c. apple cider
– 1/4 c. maple syrup
– 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
– 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– Light your gas or charcoal grill and heat to medium high heat.
– In a small saucepan, prepare the glaze by combining the apple cider, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. Bring to a simmer. While the cider comes to a simmer, prepare the pork rub. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly with a fork. Add the oil to the spice mixture. It will be the consistency of a crumbly paste. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels, and then cover the chops on all sides with the spice rub.
– Put the spice covered pork chops on the heated grill, and thoroughly brush with the cider glaze.
– Grill for about 6 minutes. Flip the chops and thoroughly brush with the glaze on the other side.
– Grill for about 2 more minutes, flip and brush again. Repeat this process until the chops cook for 10-12 minutes total, and reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Its okay for pork to have a little pink in the middle.
– If you’re also grilling apples, brush the halved apples with glaze and grill for about 5-6 minutes. No need to flip. Serve along with the chops.