A Reason to Grill
Sometimes a grilled juicy pork chop hits the spot better than a steak. This recipe combines maple, lemon, and red pepper for a simple but miraculous sauce. It’s extra easy because the marinade is also heated while the chops are on the grill to make a hot, tangy maple syrup sauce to serve alongside the meat. Serve with Wilted Kale and Fried Apples. The sauce is excellent poured over the kale dish. This recipe is a reason to grill all year long.
Grilled Maple Pork Chops with Hot and Tangy Sauce
- Total Time: 10
- Yield: 4 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 4 pork chops boneless or bone-in about 1” thick
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- Marinate Meat – Place chops in a zip lock bag in a single layer. Stir the syrup, lemon juice, and spices and pour over chops. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and turn occasionally. May marinate up to 8 hours. Remove pork from the refrigerator and sit for 10 minutes on the counter.
- Prepare Grill – Preheat grill to 4ooº. Grill meat 5 minutes per side or until pork is done or registers 140º.
- Prepare Sauce – Meanwhile, pour marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute.
- Serve on a platter with heated marinade.
Serve with Wilted Kale and Apples.
- Prep Time: 40
- Category: Pork
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Classic
Keywords: Grill, paleo, New Years Day Recipe
2 responses to “Grilled Maple Pork Chops with Hot and Tangy Sauce”
I loved this recipe because it was very simple and used maple syrup. So many pork recipes use too many ingredients for a weeknight meal. I prefer maple syrup over brown sugar (especially in oatmeal!). Some day I’ll learn to use a thermometer and stop overcooking pork, but I’ve found grilling to be the best method to avoid that. This recipe turned out fantastic.
Oh yes, grilled pork chops are the best and pair with so many sides. Thanks for the review.