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Coffee-Molasses Marinated Pork Chops

A friend gave me this fabulous pork chop recipe, and it's seriously the best pork I've ever tasted. —Pam Moormann, Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.
  • For glaze, place remaining coffee mixture in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 370 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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