Apple Cider Pork Chops

The days are shorter, the leaves are falling and there is a chill in the air, but you can still get out and barbecue.  And these apple cider pork chops from Delightful-E-Made will inspire you.  I would leave the salt out and use Mrs. Dash, but everything else should work for the DASH diet. We use charcoal in our barbecue and have a stack to get the fire started. (No lighter fluid)

Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Author:
Erin Indahl-Fink
Recipe type:Main Dish
Cuisine:American
 These Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops are AMAZING! Perfectly seasoned, juicy, delicious and ready in under 30 minutes. A great dinner any night of the week!
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs (one package) Smithfield All Natural Bone-in Pork Chops
  • Rub:
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Apple Cider Glaze:
  • 1½ c. apple cider
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Light your gas or charcoal grill and heat to medium high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. It’s okay for pork to have a little pink in the middle.
  4. 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.
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