These easy Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops are perfect for a tasty dinner idea that is ready in about 30 minutes! The preparation for these is easy and the result is a wonderful pork chop in a nice bourbon glaze.
Pork chops are on the menu at least twice a month at our house and changing them up is really easy with just a few ingredients.
Can you believe we are almost at a new month? Increditble how fast time is going by even in this weird time of life.
We are gearing up towards the big football game next weekend and we are starting to think about trips for the summer and beyond.
Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty 30 minute dinner meal that you can put together quickly. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal. I also love the way all the flavors come together in a cheesy snack in just minutes too.
Today’s recipe is a wonderful pork chop dinner idea that is perfect for weeknights or Sunday dinner. Succulent pork chops with a bourbon molasses glaze for a saucy meal. Keep in mind that this involves preparing a brine for the meat to marinade and the brine should be prepared the day before.
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out these other delicious pork chop dinner ideas:
- Skillet Pork Chops – Pork chops in a brown sugar sauce that are a fan favorite.
- Fried Pork Chops – These pan-friend pork chops are quick and tasty!
- Simple Stove Top Pork Chops– A deliciously easy pork chop recipe made with dijon mustard and spices.
- Saucy Pork Chops– These stovetop pork chops have a tangy apricot flavor that makes them saucy and delicious!
- Pork Chops with Honey – A delicious and colorful dinner idea that comes together in minutes.
This recpie requires just a few main ingredients:
Pork Chops – I like to pick a pork chop that is 1/2″ or 3/4″ thick, but you can use thicker or thinner chops for this recipe. The pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 160°, so you may need to adjust the cooking time. Generally, it takes another minute for each 1/4″ thickness. Also, if you use bone-in pork chops, you may need to add another minute.
Orange Juice– I prefer to use my favorite brand of orange juice.
Molasses– I have had great results with name brand or generic classes.
Bourbon – Any kind works. Note that most of the alcohol burns off when it is baked.
How To Make Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops
The full recipe is below, but the basic steps are:
- Prepare the brine ingredients.
- Heat until boiling and when cool, marinate the pork chops.
- Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
- Prepare sauce.
Then sauté the pork chops
Then add the sauce to finish.
For the brine:
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups orange juice
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup kosher salt
- 8 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 bunch fresh thyme
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
- 1 family pack boneless pork loin chops ( 3 pounds total)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Bourbon-Molasses Glaze:
- ⅓ cup molasses
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 rosemary sprig
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup bourbon
- In a large saucepan, stir together water, orange juice, brown sugar, salt, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Heat to boiling and reduce to a simmer, continuing to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
- Place the pork chops into a large bowl or gallon-size freezer bag with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove the pork chops from the brine, and rinse well under cold water.
- Use paper towels to pat the pork chops dry.
- In a large (12 inch) skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil and add the pork chops in batches. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes. Place all of the pork chop into the skillet circling the skillet around the outer edges.
- Place the skillet In the preheated oven and continue to cook for another 4 to 6 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees.
- Allow the pork chops to rest for 5 minutes.
- To make the glaze: Combine the molasses, apple cider vinegar, and rosemary in a small saucepan. Cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat. When the liquid has decreased to about ⅔ cups, whisk in the butter and bourbon. Continue to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until thickened.
- Serve drizzled with the Bourbon-Molasses Glaze.
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