Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

Maple-Bourbon-Glazed-Pork-Chops

Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

makes 4 pork chops

  • 4 boneless center cut pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked papika
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup bourbon (I used a cherry bourbon – yum!)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small saucepan, combine bourbon, sugar, maple syrup, garlic, worcestershire, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce to a simmer and let cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring every now and then. Remove from heat and let sit to thicken.

Pound pork chops with a meat tenderizer, then season on both sides with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat a cast iron (or oven-safe) skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with canola oil and once hot (I let my skillet heat for almost 5 full minutes), add pork chops. Sear on one side for 2-3 minutes, or until golden Flip and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Turn off heat, add chicken stock to skillet, then place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. My pork chops were about 1 inch thick, so if yours are a bit thicken they may need to bake a little longer.

Once finished, pour glaze over top and serve immediately.

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