Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops with Hoppin' John


In this one-skillet dinner recipe, Kentucky bourbon gives a kick to these sticky glazed pork chops. In the healthier black-eyed pea Hoppin' John, this easy recipe uses smoked paprika instead of traditional ham or bacon.

Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon or apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 4 bone-in pork chops (1/2-3/4 inch thick; about 2 pounds), trimmed

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed

  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Combine molasses, bourbon (or apple juice) and mustard in a small bowl. Season pork chops with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then brush with half the molasses glaze.

  2. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron or other broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 4 minutes. Add black-eyed peas, paprika, thyme and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Place the pork chops on top of the peas and pour in any accumulated juice. Brush the chops with the remaining glaze. Place the pan under the broiler. Broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted into a chop registers 145 degrees F, 2 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
16g Fat
25g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 37g 73%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Vitamin A 383IU 8%
Vitamin C 39mg 43%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 714mg 31%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 88mg 21%
Potassium 860mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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