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Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

These Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops are superbly tender, savory, tangy, with a touch of honey sweetness. It’s the perfect pork chops recipe for grilling season!

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Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops 

My mama makes the best pork chops on the skillet ever. But when it’s just too hot to stand over the indoor skillet, grilled pork chops are just the ticket.

We’ve been embracing every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, which includes the grill. From Lemon Grilled Chicken to Thai Grilled Shrimp to Asian Sriracha Burgers, we’re taking advantage of all the summer days. .

This tantalizing pork chop recipe results in flavors that are tangy, sweet, and savory. Basic pantry spices and coarse ground mustard provide the mouthwatering zest. These grilled pork chops turn out tender yet wonderfully smoky, thanks to its time on the grill.

The honey mustard glaze is absolutely glorious and the entire dish is in the 10-ingredients-or-less category…

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Cooking with Mustard

We all recognize that mustard and ketchup go hand in hand with summer cookouts and picnics. Someone in the party is usually put in charge of the condiments, and a big bottle of mustard is always on the must-have list. Mustard is famous for bringing in the zesty flavors when it comes to burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

That humble jar of mustard in your pantry is also a staple that’s amazing to cook with. Around here, we cook with coarse ground mustard on the regular. When combined with basic salty and sweet seasonings, mustard does a stunning job of rounding out the flavors by providing zip and zest.

Add a spoonful or two of mustard to amp up marinades and dressings.

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Buying Mustard

When it comes to your typical picnic menu of burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches, go with your favorite flavor profile.

Basic yellow mustard is the most mild, yet imparts tart and tangy flavors. When you’ve got a cookout gathering, basic yellow mustard will suit most palates.

Dijon mustard is richer in flavor and typically lends more zip for those who love some spiciness; it’s a favorite in creamy sandwich spreads and dressings.

If you like a more pronounced kick and stronger flavor, try spicy brown mustard, which is what many delis use in their pastrami and corned beef offerings. 

When it comes to cooking, we are partial to whole grain mustard, or coarse ground mustard. These jars are sometimes labeled country style or stone ground. You’ll see plentiful chunky mustard seeds in the mustard, making it easy to differentiate. It boasts depth of flavor, zest, and great texture. We use this mustard in our Best Broccoli Apple Salad and Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.

Try This Magic Mustard Sauce:

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Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

4.8 from 5 reviews

These Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops are tender, tangy, sweet, and savory all at once. Grilled to tender perfection, topped with a tangy sweet sauce that’s perfect for grilling season.

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup pure honey
  • 3 TB whole grain mustard (with seeds in it)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (8-10 oz each) bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thickness

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the vinegar and cornstarch until fully dissolved and no white bits of cornstarch remain. Add honey, mustard, onion powder, cayenne, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine, simmer over medium heat and continue whisking until glaze is reduced a bit, 5 minutes. Divide and reserve half of the glaze for serving. Keep other half of glaze for basting.
  2. Pat chops dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 tsp kosher salt with 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle chops evenly with salt/pepper combination.
  3. Grease grill and preheat on medium-high. Grill chops about 3-4 min per side, or just until center is cooked. Don’t over cook. Brush chops with glaze that was reserved for basting and grill another minute per side.
  4. Serve with reserved glaze drizzled over cooked chops.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 48.3 g
  • Sodium: 24.6 mg
  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.1 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops, Pork Chop Recipe

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2.  Quick ‘n Easy Maple Glazed Pork Chops. Delicious pork chops on a Monday night? Totally.

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3. Carnitas – Mexican Pulled Pork. If you haven’t had a great carnitas, you haven’t had a great taco. Not kidding. This is a must-eat.

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4. Parmesan ‘n Panko Crusted Pork Chops. Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. Easily done on the skillet.

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17 comments

    • Chris

    Amazing recipe. I looked up a few others and they call for way less honey. This one is much sweeter and very delicious!

      • Amy Dong

      Yay, so happy you guys enjoyed this, Chris!

    • Dennis P

    Do you think this would be good for you sous vide pork chops. Sounds good to me cooked any way

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, you can definitely sous vide these!

    • Kylie

    My gosh, I don’t usually cook pork but I prepared this recipe for my friend’s dinner party and we absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!!! It will become a weekly staple in our household that’s for sure! 🙂

    • Sushmita

    This looks so delicious. Can I replace the meat with chicken?

      • chewoutloud

      You absolutely can do that 🙂

    • Davindra

    We don’t eat pork but I will try this with chicken instead. We love cooking with mustard especially grainy mustard.

    • Sophia john

    Wow making my mouth full of water… Thank uou for the recipie

    • Rosey

    Honey mustard and pork really do go together well. These are some great sounding chops.

    • Lavern Moore

    How appetizing! This looks absolutely scrumptious. My mouth is watering!

    • Papa Jack

    I can imagine the mustard is so delicious for chops and when you grill it the aroma is fantastic. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • WorldInEyes

    Wow..this recipe looks so delicious and tasty…will love to have this soon.,.Thanks for sharing the recipe…

    • sam

    list of must try one, very yummy

    • Marie Phillips

    These look amazing! I don’t actually eat pork very often, but it would work just as well with chicken!

    • cait

    were big pork chop fans in our house and this recipe is one we haven’t tried before! YUM!

    • Sundeep

    Yum… This honey mustard grilled pork really looks so delicious. And you know what I am feeling hungry now. Will definitely going to try this at home.

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