Jack Daniel’s Grilled Pork Chops

We anticipate the summer !!!
These days in Utah has been sunny with a pleasant temperature, almost like spring, the trees have been some outbreaks, and eventhough it is winter, this last week has not snowed. We anticipate the summer and we used the grill. There is always an excuse to use it! lol
We have made these pork chops with this delicious marinade.

The marinade consists of ingredients such as Jack Daniel’s whiskey, molasses, chili pepper paste and soy sauce. If you have a problem finding the chili pepper paste, a well-known brand is Gourmet Gardens and it can be commonly found in the refrigerators in the product section of Wal-Mart. For this recipe you can either use bone-in pork chops or boneless pork chops, either will work fine. If you use boneless pork chops you will only need about 2lbs. I like to reserve a little bit of the marinade before adding the pork chops to use for basting while they are on the grill. These go great served with onion rings or a cold salad. Enjoy.

Jack Daniel’s Grilled Pork Chops

Adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian.
yield: 4 serving

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon molasses
  • ½ cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3lbs bone-in pork chops (1/2 – ¾ of an inch thick)


  1. In a medium bowl combine sugar, molasses, Jack Daniels, olive oil, soy sauce, chili pepper pasta, garlic, and ground black pepper. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add the pork chops to a gallon size resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the pork chops. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  3. Lightly grease the grates of an outdoor grill. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place pork chops on the grill and sear for both sides for 2-3 minutes per side. Move the pork chops away from the flame. Cover and grill and cook over indirect heat until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F.), about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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