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Grilled Whiskey Chops

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, Indiana
  • 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)


  • In a small bowl, mix butter, molasses, cinnamon and lemon juice; refrigerate until serving.
  • Place pepper in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix whiskey and salt. Dip chops in whiskey mixture, then in pepper.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • D.
    Jun 16, 2019

    These sound good, but pork chops that thick never seem to get very tender on the grill. It seems like it takes forever for them to be done enough to chew.

  • cynandtom
    Sep 27, 2018

    Love these chops! Great flavor!

  • justmbeth
    Feb 19, 2018

    Simple chop recipe. We had used Kentucky bourbon.

  • loribailey28
    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.

  • annrms
    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
    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.