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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple-Gochujang Glaze Recipe

Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple-Gochujang Glaze Recipe

One of my favorite grilled pork chop recipes. The pork chops are brined in a flavorful marinade, fire grilled and glazed in a mixture of pineapple and spicy gochujang. Absolutely delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword gochujang, grilling, pork chops, recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 652 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 1-inch thick pork chops I used boneless pork chops, about 7 ounces each.

FOR THE MARINADE

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce Use a good Louisiana style, like Crystal or Tabasco, or use your favorite
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE GLAZE

  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 4 tablespoons gochujang
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: A few dashes of hot sauce, fresh chopped habanero pepper (for those who like it extra spicy)

Instructions

  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. You can also use a large sealable baggie or plastic bag.
  2. Add your pork chops to the bowl or bag and submerge in the marinade.
  3. Marinate for 1 hour minimum, or up to 24 hours for the best flavor penetration. The marinade can be made up to 2 days in advance.
  4. For the glaze, whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the glaze thickens up. Remove from heat and it will thicken even more as it cools.
  5. When ready to cook, remove the pork chops and discard the marinade.
  6. Heat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates. Add the pork chops to the grill and cover. Grill for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Flip the pork chops and grill another 1-2 minutes. Get those nice grill marks!
  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low (or, if using charcoal, move the chops to less direct heat) and mop a bit of the sweet-spicy glaze over the chops.
  9. Continue to grill another few minutes, basting on more glaze, until the internal temp of the pork chops are at least 145 degrees F for medium-rare and 160 degrees F for well done.
  10. Remove the chops and let rest a few minutes before serving. Top with extra glaze and serve.

Recipe Notes

Serves 4.

Makes about 1.5 cups of glaze.

Pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F for medium-rare, or 160 degrees F for well done.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple-Gochujang Glaze Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 1790mg75%
Potassium 1028mg29%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.