Grilled Whiskey Chops Recipe
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Grilled Whiskey Chops Recipe

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No one can believe that these fabulous chops are ready in half an hour! We love them for weeknights and family gatherings. The dollop of molasses butter on each chop is absolutely delish! —Kelly Melling, Frankton, IN
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1 tablespoon butter mixture: 459 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix butter, molasses, cinnamon and lemon juice; refrigerate until serving.
  2. Place pepper in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix whiskey and salt. Dip chops in whiskey mixture, then in pepper.
  3. 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 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve with molasses butter. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Whiskey Chops in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p130

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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loribailey28 User ID: 4811958 124533
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"These chops were easy to make and good! My son loved them. The rest of the family just thought they were ok."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1319554 195958
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"This was delicious and easy to prepare. It is on my list for the next time we have company!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 195955
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"Wonderful flavor...even the bones were good to suck! Molasses butter very, very good. I placed the pepper and whiskey into a ziplock bag and added the chops...less mess, same results. This will be a family favorite. Will try with pork tenderloin and beef."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 192928
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"Pork and whiskey - two of my favorite things! The flavor is greatly affected by the whiskey you use. My best tip, use ONLY the whiskey you enjoy drinking. It is completely worth it. I personally prefer Makers Mark. Combined with the molasses and cinnamon Makers gives these chops a sweetness that you can't get with other dry whiskey. I will be making this over and over again."

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