Sweet Hot Pepper Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Brush grilled pork chops with a pepper-jelly glaze for a sweet and savory entree.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Vegetable oil, for the grill grates

One 10-ounce jar red jalapeno pepper jelly (about 1 1/4 cups)

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped

4 bone-in pork chops (about 3 pounds total)

1 teaspoon ground coriander

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Boiled potatoes and/or corn on the cob, for serving


  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat; lightly oil the grill grates.
  2. Combine the jelly, vinegar and thyme in a small saucepot. Warm over low heat, stirring, until the jelly is melted; set half aside for serving.
  3. Season the pork chops on both sides with the coriander and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill the pork chops until charred with strong grill marks, about 6 minutes. Flip and continue to grill until just slightly pink near the bone, 4 to 5 minutes, brushing generously with the remaining sauce several times.
  4. Transfer the pork chops to a cutting board to rest for about 5 minutes. Serve with the reserved glaze and potatoes and/or corn on the cob.