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Grilled Whiskey Chops Recipe

Grilled Whiskey Chops Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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