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Pork Chops with Maple Rye Glaze Recipe

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Pork chops are a great source of protein. It's also a very versatile piece of meat. You can grill it, pan-sear it, bake it, even air-fry it. There are also so many types of sauces that pair well with pork chops. A glaze, in particular, is cooked over the meat, caramelizing the sugar in it. The texture is sticky, so it attaches to the meat, creating this delicious coating with every bite you take.

For this particular recipe, you've got a classic maple syrup and brown sugar mix. Include some apple cider vinegar and Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, and you've got yourself a deliciously sweet and savory glaze to place on top of your pork chop. This dish is great for any time of year, and can make for a great comfort meal.

This recipe is courtesy of Kylie Mazon-Chambers  

You'll Need

  • ⅓ cup Knob Creek Rye
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 bone-in pork chops, cut 1" thick
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ lb. baby potatoes

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the Knob Creek rye, maple syrup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar.
  2. Heat a large cast iron pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and heat through. Add the potatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Nestle the pork chops into the pan and sear on both sides, about 4 minutes each side.
  4. 4. Add the sauce to the pan and let reduce to a glaze for about 10 min, turning the pork chops once more halfway through.
  5. Garnish with herbs and serve.


Looking for more ways to glaze? Try making this Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Roasted Veggies

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