Grilled Maple Pork Chops

These Grilled Maple Pork Chops are crazy delicious, easy to make, and perfect for weekday meal planning. These pork chops are placed on the grill, then brushed with a delectable maple and Dijon glaze. I recommend using real maple syrup for a cleaner flavor. These chops are great for any occasion and perfect for dinner parties or weeknight meals!

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Ingredients for Grilled Maple Pork Chops:

  • 6 rib chops: make sure they are bone-in chops
  • Fresh herb of choice: oregano, tarragon, or parsley
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Granulated onion: or onion powder
  • Herbes de Provence
  • Granulated garlic powder: or garlic powder
  • Real maple syrup: avoid pancake syrup or maple-flavored syrup.
  • Dijon mustard: sub with yellow or grainy mustard
  • Soy sauce
  • Chili powder: standard American-style chili powder
  • Vegetable or olive oil
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How to Make Grilled Maple Pork Chops:

  • Preheat your grill for 350 degrees F.  Have a reliable instant read thermometer nearby, you are going to need it!
  • Warm maple syrup in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Combine glaze ingredients, cover, and set aside.
  • Blot the pork chops dry with paper towels and brush with oil.
  • Combine seasoning and apply evenly to both sides of pork chops.
  • Place chops onto the grill and cook for 20-22 minutes. Watch for flare-ups, adjust heat, or move chops to a cooler part of the grill and finish cooking indirectly. 
  • After the first 10 minutes, start applying glaze every 3-4 minutes until chops are done.
  • Once chops have reached an internal temperature of 150 degrees F., remove from grill and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Let chops rest for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve these grilled maple pork chops garnished with your herb of choice. Lightly drizzle (just a little bit!) with warmed maple syrup and serve. 
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FAQs:

Can I use different chops? Yes, you can use different chops. I recommend either boneless or bone-in loin chops. You can also make this recipe using thick-cut pork chops or tomahawk pork chops. You will need to adjust your cooking times if using larger chops.

What should I serve with Grilled Maple Pork Chops? The beauty of these chops is that they go so well with any side dish. You can serve it with rice, quinoa, or something more “stick to your ribs” like my recipe for Pellet Grill Funeral Potatoes or Pellet Grill Baked Potatoes. Heck, try my Grilled Zucchini Skins or Cauliflower Steaks.

What kind of grill can I use? Any outdoor grill will work for this recipe. I recommend charcoal, but I have made this recipe on a pellet grill and a gas grill too! 

Can I make these pork chops in the oven? Yes, you can! Bake the chops in a parchment-lined pan for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Remove chops from the oven. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F., and coat the chops on both sides with the maple mixture. Place the pan with the chops back into the oven and continue baking for 20-25 minutes (depending on thickness) until the chops reach an internal temperature between 150-155 degrees F. Watch for burning.

 

Maple Dijon Glazed Pork Chops

Maple-Dijon Glazed Pork Chops

These pork chops are grilled and then brushed with a fantastic maple and Dijon glaze. I recommend using real maple syrup for a cleaner flavor. These chops are great for any occasion and can be served for company or as a quick weeknight meal.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 363kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops bone-in rib chops, about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh herb of choice (oregano, tarragon, parsley)
  • 2- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion or onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de provence
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • For glaze:
  • 1 cup maple syrup warmed
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions

  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Warm maple syrup in microwave for 20-30 seconds. Combine glaze ingredients, cover, and set aside.
  • Combine rub and apply evenly to both sides of pork chops. Place onto grill and cook for 20-22 minutes. Watch for flare-ups and reduce heat, or move chops to a cooler part of the grill and finish cooking indirectly. After the first 10 minutes, start applying glaze Do this every 3-4 minutes, turn, and baste. Repeat process about 3-4 times until meat is cooked through.
  • Once chops have reached an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees F., remove from grill and loosely tent with aluminum foil. Let chops rest for a few minutes while you ready the finishing touches of your meal.
  • Serve these chops garnished with your herb of choice. Drizzle with a small amount of warmed maple syrup and serve.
  • For oven method:
    Bake the chops in a parchment-lined pan for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Remove chops from the oven. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F., and coat the chops on both sides with the maple mixture. Place the pan with the chops back into the oven and continue baking for 20-25 minutes (depending on thickness) until the chops reach an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees F.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1020mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg
Grilled Maple Pork Chops