You need to try our grilled honey mustard pork chops recipe! It has a one of a kind flavor that is unmatched and super flavorful.
This is a recipe for grilled pork chops without marinade, but don’t let that fool you, this recipe will produce tender pork chops that are filled with flavor. When you use the liquid smoke mixed with honey and dijon mustard you get the perfect smokey honey mustard pork chop that will leave you wanting more.
Plus since you make this recipe with generally everything you will already have at home, all you will need to do is buy the pork chops (or chicken if you don’t like pork) and you are set to go! Which actually makes this a very budget-friendly recipe.
Serve these smokey honey mustard pork chops with our cheesy hashbrown potato casserole, citrus berry salad, and end the night with some delectable Lion House restaurant-style cheesecake!
Ingredients You Need to For Our Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe:
- Pork chops
- Liquid smoke
- Dijon mustard
- Minced garlic
How To Make Our Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe:
This dish is super simple to make, so when you are ready, remove your pork chops from the fridge.
Then place them on a plate and sprinkle both sides of the pork chops generously with salt and pepper.
When you have them seasoned, pour a good amount of the liquid smoke on the pork chops and set them aside.
While those sit for a minute, either preheat the broiler to high or your grill to get it ready.
Next, combine the dijon mustard, honey, and minced garlic together in a small mixing bowl in stir it all together.
Once the broiler or grill is hot, place the pork chops on the broiler pan or grill and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
Then turn the pork over and let the other side cook for another 4-5 minutes.
You need the internal temperature of the pork to be at least 165 degrees for safety reasons, so make sure they get at least that warm.
Beyond that you want the inside to just barely be pink, but not overcooked or the pork will turn out dry and tough.
Once each side has cooked, remove them from the heat, and baste the pork chops well with the honey mustard mixture.
After you are done basting the pork chops, place them back on the heat and cook each side for another minute.
Now simply remove the pork chops, placing them on a plate to let them sit for 3-5 minutes to seal in the juices, and then serve them with your favorite side dishes!
To Make This Grilled Pork Chops Without Marinade You Will Need:
- Large plate
- Small mixing bowl
- Basting brush
- Meat thermometer (THIS works wonderfully to make sure to not undercook the pork)
Can You Grill Pork Without Brining or Marinating it First?
You can, and this recipe is a good example as to how! While marinating is a great way to make sure you have a tender and juicy piece of meat, it is not always necessary.
If you make sure to tenderize and season the meat before cooking, this helps a lot. This is why it is important to season the meat with salt and pepper, as well as use the liquid smoke before you start cooking.
The salt helps keep the meat tender, as well as season it. We also suggest resting the meat prior to serving it. This also helps keep the juice in the meat, producing a perfectly juicy pork chop.
What is the Best Way To Cook Pork Chops Without Them Drying Out?
Cooking meat can be hard. First you’re trying to get the meat done well, but not over cooking it at the same time. Over cooking your meat is the number one reason why it will try out. So start there.
Get yourself a quality meat thermometer so you can make sure you are reaching the minimum temperature for meat and then go from there based on personal preference.
Another important step that we do is allowing the pork chops to reat after cooking. This allows the meat to seal in the juices rather than spilling out at the first cut.
If you want more suggestions, take a look at Huffpost’s article about how to cook pork chops to get more ideas on how to prevent the pork from drying out while you are cooking.
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Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chop Recipes
- 4 pork chops (6 ounces each)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
- 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ Tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- Sprinkle pork chops generously with salt and pepper, then give them a good dousing of liquid smoke and set pork chops aside.
- Heat oven broiler to high or preheat grill. Combine mustard, honey and garlic together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Place pork chops on broiler pan/grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. turn over and cook another 4-5 minutes. You want the internal temperature to be at least 165 degrees (barely pink inside). Do not to overcook because then they become dry and tough.
- Baste chops with honey mustard mixture and cook an additional minute on each side.
- Remove from heat and allow to stand a few minutes to seal in the juices.
- large plate
- Small Mixing Bowl
- basting brush
- meat thermometer
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