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Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

Prep some thick-cut pork chops with this simple rub in the morning, and make these amazing Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops for a fast weeknight meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marybeth Feutz



  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and spices.
  • Place pork chops in a large Ziploc bag. Pour sugar-spice mixture over pork chops.
  • Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible. Shake bag and rub pork chops until the meat is evenly covered with the sugar-spice mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or overnight.
  • Remove pork chops from refrigerator approximately 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Shake off excess sugar, and place pork chops on the grill, away from the direct heat.
  • Grill on high heat for 7-10 minutes total, until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees F at the center of the meat. Turn chops on the grill as needed to keep the sugar coating from burning.
  • Rest pork chops for 3 minutes under loosely tented aluminum foil.