lattice chicken pot pie
Mexican street corn pasta
chicken Ghiveci
creamy chicken tortilla soup, jalapeno jack popovers
butter basted ribeyes, twice baked potatoes, broccoli
brisket tacos, pinto beans
pork souvlaki, naan

Friday, June 21, 2013

Recipe Swap: Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops
I haven't participated in the Recipe Swap in quite awhile and after seeing the amazing recipes this last swap, I knew it was time to join up again. This week's theme is Cooking with Alcohol. I submitted Penne with Vodka Sauce and Italian Sausage and in turn, I received Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops from Sweet Beginnings.  I don't keep bourbon on hand at the home, but luckily a friend had gotten me a gift card to Specs for my birthday (she knows me so well!)  I got a teeny tiny bottle of bourbon and a regular sized bottle of champagne with the gift card.  I knew I wouldn't be using a ton of bourbon since I was making this meal just for me.  The pork chops came out beautifully and the dish was quite easy and quick to prepare.
Maple Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

¾ cup bourbon
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon ground mustard
4 boneless pork chops
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon canola oil
¼ cup chicken broth

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small saucepan, combine bourbon, sugar, maple syrup, garlic, Worcestershire, vinegar and mustard. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce to a simmer and let cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to thicken.

Season chops on both sides with salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat the bottom with canola oil and allow to get pretty hot (4 to 5 minutes), then add pork chops. Sear on one side for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Flip and cook the other side for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off heat, add the chicken broth to skillet, then place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon the glaze over the top of the chops.

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Hezzi-D said...

Yum! Maple and bourbon make such a great combination on meat. Can't wait to give this one a try!

Jaida said...

So glad you enjoyed it!!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Mmm... bourbon! Looks fantastic and I'm keeping this on file for when I stock up on bourbon!

Cheese Curd In Paradise said...

sounds yummy! I love boozy glazes!

Mr. & Mrs. P said...


Happy Valley Chow said...

Wow these pork chops sound awesome, anything with bourbon is better for it. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

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