Pork Chops with Maple Syrup Glaze

Tart, peppery juniper berries are the secret ingredient to this dish. Add them to maple syrup for a sweet glaze perfect for pork.
Tart, peppery juniper berries are the secret ingredient to this dish. Add them to maple syrup for a sweet glaze perfect for pork.

Pork Chops with Maple Syrup Glaze

Prep Time
10

MINUTES

10 minutes
Cook Time
15

MINUTES

15 minutes
Serves
6

Calories
786

  • Calories786
  • Total Fat54 g
  • Cholesterol196 mg
  • Sodium152 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate16 g
  • Protein56 g

Ingredients

  • 6 , 1 1/4-inches thick

  • 6 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 4 bay leaves, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon juniper berries, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped

  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked

Cooking Instructions

  • For marinade, combine 4 tablespoons maple syrup, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, shallots, bay leaves, juniper berries, sage, garlic and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the marinade over all surfaces of the chops. Place chops in shallow baking dish. Refrigerate chops 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Drain chops, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chops with salt to taste.
  • Place chops on grill directly over coals. Cover and grill, turning once, 12 to 16 minutes or until chops are barely done (internal temp 155° F).
  • Stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Brush chops with syrup mixture. Cover and grill 1 minute more.

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