Treat your taste buds to a Southern classic with these Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops. With a rich, savory glaze made with brown sugar, Dijon, soya sauce, and of course, a generous pour of bourbon.
These pork chops are bursting with flavor and great for any occasion, especially a large summertime event. Prepare them on the BBQ (in a cast-iron pan) or on the stove. Marinate a day ahead for outrageously-perfect results!
What you Need to Make Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops:
This bourbon glaze can be used on other cuts as well, such as ribs (yum!) or even chicken legs. The amount of sweetness depends on your meat, and I like to keep the sugar at a moderate level to not overpower the chops.
Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop Ingredients
- Brown sugar
- Soya sauce
- Dijon mustard
- Black pepper
- Vegetable oil
- Pork chops (bone-in)
Why You’ll Love Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops
There are so many reasons to love these bourbon glazed pork chops! I’ve made variations of this recipe many times, and they are always a hit! Here are just a few reasons to make these today:
- They’re fairy quick and easy to make: With just a few simple ingredients and steps, these pork chops are a breeze to whip up even on busy weeknights.
- They’re packed with flavor: The rich glaze is a perfect complement to the juicy, tender pork chops.
- They’re versatile: These pork chops are a great main dish for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to treat your family to a special meal.
- They’re a great way to experiment with bourbon: If you’re a bourbon lover, you’ll appreciate the deep flavor that this brings to the dish. And if you’re new to using bourbon in your cooking, this recipe is a great introduction!
How Much Bourbon to Use?
Bourbon is a key ingredient in this recipe, but it’s important to use it wisely. Its easy to use too much, and have it take over. I’ve written this recipe on the low-end for bourbon to be safe, but up to 1/4 cup of bourbon is an appropriate amount to use for six pork chops. Go ahead and play around, you can adjust the amount to your taste.
Keep in mind that the alcohol in the bourbon will cook off during the cooking process, leaving behind the flavor. So while the glaze will have a distinct bourbon flavor, it won’t be as strong as the bourbon itself once its finished.
If you do add too much bourbon, you can balance it out by adding more brown sugar or perhaps honey to the glaze. Remember, the goal is to enhance the flavor of the pork chops, not drown them out with bourbon. Enjoy!
Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp bourbon
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, ground
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 6 pork chops
- Combine soy sauce, bourbon, brown sugar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper in small mixing bowl.
- Place pork chops in marinade mixture in shallow baking or glass dish. Cover and chill in refrigerator minimum of 1 hour, and overnight for best results!
- Remove pork chops from the marinade, setting it aside for later.
- Let pork chops rest for 15 minutes out of refrigerator before cooking.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil.
- Fry pork chops in skillet, save marinade for later. Cook to a nice sear and min internal temp of 150 degrees. Remove from skillet.
- Add the remaining marinade to skillet, bring to a boil, reduce down for 2 minutes. Serve with pork chops.