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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple-Gochujang Glaze Recipe
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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gochujang, grilling, pork chops, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 652kcal


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


  • 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


  • 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)


    • Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. You can also use a large sealable baggie or plastic bag.
    • Add your pork chops to the bowl or bag and submerge in the marinade.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • When ready to cook, remove the pork chops and discard the marinade.
    • 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.
    • Flip the pork chops and grill another 1-2 minutes. Get those nice grill marks!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Remove the chops and let rest a few minutes before serving. Top with extra glaze and serve.


    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.


    Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1790mg | Potassium: 1028mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.7mg