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Grilled Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

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Sounds fancy, no? La-di-DA, honey-balsamic glaze! Super easy recipe, though.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Apple-brined Pork Chops (thick-cut Bone-in)
  • ¼ cups Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar, to taste

Preparation

Note: for details on the apple-brine aspect of the pork chops, check out the related blog post link.

Brine your chops for at least 4 hours. Remove them from the brine and pat them dry. Let them rest and get up to room temperature.

Measure the honey into a microwave-safe cup and microwave for about 15 seconds. This gets the honey all nice and liquidy and easy to work with.

Add balsamic vinegar to the honey. Stir together. Ta-da! You have made a glaze!

On a very hot grill-pan (or regular grill), place your chops and let them sear on the first side. Takes about 4 minutes.

Then flip them and slather on the glaze. Cook for a minute or two, flip and add more glaze.

Cook for another 30 seconds or so, flip and add more glaze. Keep flipping and glazing till your glaze is all gone and your chops are covered in caramelizing honey-vinegar goodness.

Devour.

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lievedebs on 9.12.2009

skwishface, I think I just fell in love with these porkchops!

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[email protected] on 8.10.2009

Made this on Saturday. I am spoiled-I can’t ever eat plain ol’ dry cardboard pork chops again! The fam loved it, too. Thank you!

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[email protected] on 8.6.2009

dang it, skwishface, here’s another recipe i’m gonna hafta try. will let u know how my family likes it.

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atwert on 8.2.2009

This was wonderful. The pork had excellent flavor & was juicy! Everyone enjoyed it!

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mom2twosd on 4.25.2011

Made these for Easter and they were delish! I only had them marinate for the four hours (all the time we had) before putting them on the grill (I believe a bit longer would have been better). Used center cut boneless as well (pretty thick cut) and couldn’t taste the salt at all. Everyone (including two small kids) loved them. Will make again. Great recipe!

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emmact on 4.3.2011

i never really enjoyed pork chops until i made these…delish!

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Sparky on 6.4.2010

Lawsy! Delicious! Even my teenager who insisted she wasn’t going to eat any and didn’t like pork chops anyway kept sneaking slices off the end of a chop left on the serving plate!

I used center cut boneless chops (thick cut). I only left them in the marinade 3 1/3 hours, and any longer and I am pretty sure they would have been too salty. But they were really good at just that amount of time, and that glaze caramelizes onto the surface and makes the chops look as good as they taste. They were tender and juicy and well-balanced in flavors (except for the slight saltiness, which can be cured by a slightly shorter brining time. Don’t cut the salt, just the time!)

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