Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops

These Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops are RIDICULOUSLY fast, easy, and so delicious! They use just a handful of pantry ingredients to make a protein-packed dinner.

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Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops

  • Author: kate jones

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These Smoky Honey Mustard Pork Chops are RIDICULOUSLY fast, easy, and so delicious! They use just a handful of pantry ingredients to make a protein-packed dinner.


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Ingredients

4 4-6 ounce boneless pork loin or sirloin chops
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Liquid Smoke
3 tablespoons Dijon or whole grain mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2-3 cloves minced garlic

Instructions

Sprinkle pork chops with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Give them a liberal dousing of liquid smoke (you can usually find this either near the seasonings or the BBQ sauce/condiments in the grocery store). Set aside.
Heat oven broiler to high or preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine honey, garlic, and mustard. Place pork chops on broiler pan/grill and cook for 4 minutes (if grilling, reduce heat to medium). Turn and cook another 4 minutes or until an internal temperature reaches 160 F–you don’t want to overcook them because they’ll become tough.
Baste with honey mustard mixture and cook an additional minute. Turn and baste other side; cook for one additional minute. Remove from heat and allow to stand a few minutes to seal in the juices.
Serve with your favorite potatoes–baked, or these stovetop mashed potatoes are fantastic and easy!  They’re also delicious with a tossed green salad, Garlic Balsamic Asparagus, or broccoli salad.

(Keep reading for more about this recipe!)

I love this recipe because it comes together in just a few minutes with (aside from the pork chops) things I always have in my pantry! Once upon a time, pork was often overlooked because it had a reputation for being fatty, but times have changed. Pork sirloin and tenderloin is EXTREMELY lean–often more so than chicken breasts–and is an excellent, flavorful source of protein. I like buying a big pork sirloin roast, cutting it into thirds, and then freezing them. After they’ve thawed a bit, I’ll slice the thickest portion into slices (about 1 inch thick or so) for pork chops and save the ends for something in the crockpot (BBQ pork sandwiches, Kalua pork, pork for tacos, you get the picture…)

This recipe is a summer favorite of mine on the grill, but it’s awesome all year. One great thing is that you can broil these in your oven and they turn out just as well (if not better!) than they do on the grill. Just line your broiling pan with foil before you cook the pork chops so you don’t have murderous thoughts whilst scraping broiled honey mustard off the bottom of the pan later that night.

how to make smoky honey mustard pork chops

You’ll need 4-6 boneless pork chops, some dijon or coarse-grain mustard, honey, garlic, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and liquid smoke.
Sprinkle pork chops liberally with liquid smoke.
Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Set aside. Heat oven broiler to high or preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Combine honey, garlic, and mustard to make a glaze.
Place pork chops on broiler pan/grill and cook for 4 minutes (if grilling, reduce heat to medium). Turn and cook another 4 minutes or until an internal temperature reaches 160 F–you don’t want to overcook them because they’ll become tough.
Baste with honey mustard mixture and cook an additional minute. Turn and baste other side; cook for one additional minute. Remove from heat and allow to stand a few minutes to seal in the juices.
Serve with your favorite potatoes–baked, or these stovetop mashed potatoes are fantastic and easy!  They’re also delicious with a tossed green salad, Garlic Balsamic Asparagus, or broccoli salad.

 

23 comments

  1. This sounds SO good and so easy! We eat pork tenderloin a lot and I think I’m going to try it on the grill with this recipe.

    I’ve been meaning to post more pork recipes too, I have some that I love, and we hardly have any pork on our site! Great post.

    (That salad is looking pretty yummy too!)

  2. Sure, I’ll come over for a cinnamon roll. That is what you’re saying, right? You need company whilst you eat the most delicious thing in the world?

  3. I always have cinnamon rolls on the brain. And I bet yours are especially delicious. A good diet boost – go swimsuit shopping. Always motivates me! But yeah, it’s tough. I’m feeling it.

  4. I usually avoid pork because when I cook it, it ends up dry and or tough (except for the pork roast I do in the crockpot) But this does sound yummy!
    I had lunch at Carls jr today if that makes you feel any better 🙂

  5. Oh honey, I hear what you say about the Office, I was so disappointed too. Today is a new day to start with your healthy eating. One meal at a time, one day at a time.

  6. I just found the “Print this Page” button on the recipes and I’m so excited!!! This looks great, I bet it would be good on chicken too….

  7. This sounds sooo good. I have pork tenderloin in the fridge and have been debating what I want to do with it. Yum! I will definitely be trying this recipe this week.
    About the diet…I have practically starving myself and all I have lost this week is one pound. Diets suck. I fell off the diet wagon last night after a long day at Disneyland–it was the best tasting Big Mac ever!

  8. I didn’t have any liquid smoke and was running late from returning from work, so I grilled the pork chops and then brushed with the honey mustard glaze near the end. It was so tasty. Can I just say that the best place to buy pork chops — and all meat for that matter — is Costco. I had enough pork chops left over the next morning to make some delicious mustard- honey glazed pork sandwiches for my daughters school lunches.

  9. These were so fantastic! I was a bit skeptical that something so simplecould really be that good, but I was totally wrong. Yum and easy all in one- perfect recipe. Huge hit with my husband, too.

    Incidentally, please repost the asparagus recipe! The link doesn’t work, and I’d love to try them.

  10. Wow, thanks for this great recipe. My little girls loved this and I think this will be a regular dinner at our house from now on. I’ve only used liquid smoke in cheese balls, it’s nice to have something else to use it for.
    You and Sara are making it really hard for me to enjoy eating out when it’s so easy and far tastier (that’s a real word right?) to just make something like this at home. Thanks so much for the yummy AND healthy recipe!

  11. Made these tonight and they were really good! I used bone in pork chops and broiled them. Also omitted liquid smoke since I didn’t have any. So quick and easy but very tasty and moist! This is a keeper.

  12. Made this for dinner tonight paired with baked potatoes and a green salad– perfect quick, easy weekend meal! The flavor was great and all four kids asked for more. 🙂

  13. We made these for dinner last night…soooooo good! I only had whole grain mustard and we loved them! The liquid smokes really makes these. Thanks!

  14. I’m researching recipes for my cooking group (we do freezer meals together) What would you recommend for prep day? Would you put liquid smoke on the pork chops before you freeze or wait until I’m going to cook them?

  15. I’ve made these twice in the last couple of months–they are deceptively amazing for how simple they are. Thank you!!!

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