Coffee-Molasses Marinated Pork Chops Recipe
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 6 fresh thyme sprigs
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick)
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining coffee mixture until ready to cook.
- 2. For glaze, place remaining coffee mixture in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup.
- 3. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Spoon glaze over chops. Yield: 4 servings.
1 pork chop with 2 tablespoons glaze equals 370 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.
Reviews for Coffee-Molasses Marinated Pork Chops
"Awesome! I could eat these every week! I followed the recipe exactly, and the thickened sauce is the bomb! Love!"
"TASTELESS! Will not make again!"
"This was a great recipe and tasted even better as leftovers the next day."
"Oh. My. Gosh. Cannot believe anyone said this was bland with all of those strong flavors! It was off the chart delicious! I will make this over and over and will try it on chicken tomorrow night! I liked it that much! ( Thinking maybe the coff was not brewed strongly enough for the ones who thought it bland.). Thank you for this awesome recipe!!!"
"Very bland. We took left over chops and added BBQ sauce."
"No one in my family really cares for pork chops, so we tried it with chicken. Not the best. It was bland and generally lacked flavor. That may just be because of the chicken, but we probably won't make this again."
"We love this recipe. I add more molasses than it calls for and it helps cut any bitter coffee aftertaste."
"This pork is fantastic! I recommend marinating all day. Wonderful flavor!"
"I didn't have a grill available, so used the broiler. Fantastic! I couldn't believe how moist the chops were. Will definitely make this one again!!!"
"I thought the taste was only so-so."
"Fantastic, and except for using 1 tsp. dried thyme instead of the sprigs, did everything else exactly as printed. We'll have this often. Quick and easy and with ingredients I always have on hand. Love it!"
"This is a great recipe the flavor was wonderful and the pork was very tender. It was easy to make and got a thumbs up by my husband and stepdaughter who is an excellent cook!"
"Very tasty! My husband was shocked to find out what was in the marinade/glaze...he dislikes molasses, but has asked me to make this again!"
"My husband and I loved this recipe! In fact I only had 2 pork chops but made the full recipe and saved enough to try on chicken breasts for tonight. I know this kind of marinade is good on steak and I like to experiment so I hope it works!"
"I've mad this several times throughout the year. This will give your pork the best flavor and is so tender. Best pork chop ever."
"I agree with Vieux. I have made this numerous times, and it never fails to be absolutely delicious. I use good quality pork (Schwans) and follow the recipe pretty much verbatim. It is not overpowering, and definitely not bland. I was skeptical the first time i made it as i had never cooked using coffee before, but again, it was a wonderful recipe that my husbands loves. I made 6 chops tonight as we had company and he was sad that there was not extra left over."
"It was good, but not as good as I expected. The coffee and molasses flavors were a little overpowering."
"Don't listen to obxgoer or oaug2295. This is GOOD!. Use the mustard and vinegar of your choice and dried herbs if that's all you have but again this is GOOD!"
"This was really great. My only substitutions were brown mustard for the dijon, and balsamic for the cider vinegar, and 1/2 tsp dried thyme, since that is what I had on hand. Very tasty!"
"These were quick, easy and so tasty! Very moist and flavorful. My husband who doesn't like coffee was skeptical, but he loved them. Even my two year old gobbled them up. Will definitely become a regular at our house."
"I have made this recipe twice now and it will become a regular grilling/food item. My husband doesn't rave about much, but he raves about this one. The pork is tender enough to cut with a fork. Absolutely delicious!"
"thought this was delicious!"
"One of the best I have ever tried. I did use pork tenderloin because that was what I had in the freezer. Absolutely delicious."
"This was alright, sort of bland. Tasted better than it smelled."
"This was surprising and delicious. The whole family liked it. Even my picky little 2 and 4-year-old had second helpings."
"First time using coffee with meat...surprisingly,we enjoyed it! The only reason we didn't like it as much as possible was my own fault--I should have been more patient with the glaze because it was way too runny. Next time I'll make sure to cook it down a lot more so that it comes out the way it was intended."
"worst pork I ever had."
"This was a fun, new way to fix pork chops. My husband is critical of new recipes and he loved it. I will definitely make this recipe again!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.