My wife likes almost any recipe that has pork in it so I decided to put this Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chop Recipe on the menu. The brown sugar, apple juice, and soy sauce create an excellent combination of flavors.
The biggest issue with grilling pork is to be sure it’s not over cooked. Moist of the time the more overcooked it is, the tougher it will be, so use a digital meat thermometer to check for a doneness of 145F. I know for most of us that have been around awhile this seems like an awful low temp, but the USDA has overtime, because of the increased quality of the meat; decreased the recommended temperature.
This is a simple recipe and there is no need to allow extra time for marinate- so if you’re in a hurry, this Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chop Recipe can work out pretty well.
- ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- ½ cup apple juice
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ cup water
- 6 boneless pork chops
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
- In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper.
- Bring to boil.
- Combine water and cornstarch in small bowl, and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick.
- Brush grate lightly with oil before placing pork chops on the grill. Cook over hot coals for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. (internal temperature of 145F)
- Brush with sauce just before removing chops from grill. Serve with remaining sauce.