Tuesday, August 3, 2010


There are some of you who don't eat meat, there are some of you who don't eat red meat but will eat pork or chicken, and there are some of you who will eat anything. If you fit into the last two categories, here is a recipe you might want to try. I thought it was delicious, with a slightly sweet taste that really goes well with the pork.

Alton's Molasses and Coffee Pork Chops

1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
6 oz. molasses (about 1/2 cup)
2 tbl. apple cidar vinegar
1 tbl. dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 teas. ground ginger
6-8 sprigs fresh thyme
4--6-8 oz. bone-in pork chops

Marinate at least 2 hours or overnight. Preheat grill to medium. Remove pork from bag. Pour marinade into saucepan, boil gently until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 12-15 min. Remove thyme stems. Grill chops 3-4 min. per side (internal temperature 145). Rest for 5 min. Serve with glaze.

These were really tender and moist. We served them with mashed red potatoes and fresh garden corn. The perfect summer meal. Like Willow says: easy peasy!


  1. Yep, I love easy-peasy. This looks and sounds wonderful! I'm making this one soon. Thanks, Teri!

    (my word verification is tater) :^)

  2. Would this be Alton Brown? I love him! Several of his recipes are my best.

  3. Yes, Willow...Alton Brown. It came in my mailbox the other day from Food Network I think so we decided to try it last night. It was especially good with those "smashed" potatoes sitting right next to it! A little glaze, a little potato, a little glaze....Yum!

  4. giving this to T in the morning...mmm...

  5. I have a couple of pork chops out for tea; it's 3pm, I still have time to marinate for a couple of hours. Thanks, Teri.

  6. Gosh, I can practically smell that! Definitely going to give that a go, it's too easy to be ignored! :)

  7. I will try! I love coffee in meat sauces. My mom uses it for a tenderloin...It looks delicious.


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