Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops


Rub: – 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


Step 1

Light your gas or charcoal grill and heat to medium high heat.

Step 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. 

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

 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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