The only thing hard about these Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Chops, is deciding who gets the biggest piece! Straight from R Family Farms in Lebanon, KS, these Berkshire pork chops are tender, flavorful, and ready to hit your dinner table.
Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Chops
4 – 1” thick, center-cut pork loin chops (I adore R Family Farms Pork from Lebanon, Ks)
1/2 cup kosher salt
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
6 whole garlic cloves, smashed
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. black pepper
3 Tbs. dark brown sugar
In a large mixing bowl, place salt and brown sugar; add hot water and stir to dissolve salt and sugar. Add rosemary, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and pepper; stir to combine.
Pour prepared marinade/brine into a gallon bag, adding chops to bag; seal well and place bag into a large bowl (just in case the bag happens to leak) and into your fridge overnight, or at least 8 hours.
In a small bowl, combine pepper with brown sugar to create rub.
When ready to grill, heat grill to 450 degrees F. Remove chops from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Discard marinade.
Pat prepared spice rub over both sides of each chop and place onto preheated (and oiled) grill. Cook chops 7-9 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F.
Transfer chops to a platter and cover with foil to rest for 5-10 minutes. (Residual heat will continue to cook chops until internal temperature rises to a perfect 145 degrees F.) Serve at once.
To Cook Chops In The Oven:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Preheat a skillet or grill pan over medium high heat; add chops, searing on each side for approx. 3-4 minutes. Transfer chops in skillet to oven, and cook, uncovered, for 15-17 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F. Transfer chops to a platter and cover with foil to rest for 5-10 minutes. (Residual heat will continue to cook chops until internal temperature rises to a perfect 145 degrees F.) Serve at once.
Now You’re Cookin’,
**These recipes were featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen with From the Land of Kansas, as part of WIBW 13 News This Morning, April 2018. To order your favorite From the Land of Kansas products and ingredients, visit the From the Land of Kansas Marketplace!
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