Juicy grilled pork chops with a tiny bit of sweetness and a faint hint of spiciness make for an excellent simple dinner main that pairs with practically any side. A simple brine imparts flavor, but mostly keeps the pork chops from drying out; just don't marinate the meat for any longer than 4 hours or it'll soften the texture.

Karen Rankin
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together water, honey, vinegar, crushed red pepper and 4 teaspoons of the salt in a small bowl until honey and salt are dissolved. Place pork chops and water mixture in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and refrigerate 1 hour.

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  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to high (450 degrees F to 500 degrees F). Remove chops from bag; discard marinade and pat chops very dry with paper towels. Drizzle chops evenly with oil on both sides; sprinkle with black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Place chops on oiled grates; grill, covered, until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of meat registers 140 degrees F, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from grill; let rest 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 38g 76% DV; carbohydrates 3g 1% DV; dietary fiberg; sugars 2g; fat 10g 15% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; niacin equivalents 17.9mg 137% DV; vitamin b6 1.3mg 79% DV; sodium 579mg 23% DV; added sugar 2g; calories from fat 90kcal.