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Ancho Chili Grilled Kurobuta Pork with Bourbon Caramelized Apples

  • 1 Hour
  • 1-2 Servings
  • grill
  • moderate
Pork

Kurobuta Pork Chops are tender, juicy and every bit as tasty as any steak you can throw on the grill. And if it wasn’t for the Bourbon-Caramelized Apples that recipe author Ken Hess adds as a sweet and delicious complement to the pork, you wouldn’t see too much difference in cooking style either.

Ingredients

  • Dry Rub

    • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
    • 1 tsp Ancho chili powder
    • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
    • ¾ tsp Ground coriander seeds
    • ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • Pork Chops

    • 1 lb Kurobuta Frenched Pork Chops Buy Now +
    • 1 Tbsp Dry Rub
    • 2 Tbsp Butter
    • 2 Shallots (thinly Sliced)
    • 3 Cloves of garlic (minced)
    • 2 Gala Apples (cored and thinly sliced)
    • 2 tsp Thyme leaves
    • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
    • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper
    • ½ Cup Bourbon

Directions

Dry Rub

  • Set up your grill for direct heat. You want the grill to be at 550 degrees.

    1
    Done
    15 minutes
  • Mix the dry rub ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

    2
    Done
    1 minute
  • Coat both sides of the Kurobuta pork chops with the dry rub.

    3
    Done
    2 minutes

Pork Chops

  • Wait for the grill to heat up to about 550 degrees

    1
    Done
    15 minutes
  • Sear all four sides of the pork chops over direct flames for 30 seconds per side. Remove chops from the grill and set aside.

    2
    Done
    2 minutes
  • Place a cast iron skillet on the grill grate. Let the skillet preheat for 5-10 minutes, or until it has heated enough to sauté.

    3
    Done
    10 minutes
  • Melt the butter in the cast iron pan and sauté the shallots and the garlic until soft.

    4
    Done
    7 minutes
  • Add the apple, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper.

    5
    Done
    1 minute
  • Sauté until the apples start to brown and soften. Remove pan from the grill and deglaze with the bourbon.

    6
    Done
    7 minutes
  • Place the pork chops on the bed of apples and close the grill lid. Cook the chops until they reach an internal temperature of 140F.

    7
    Done
    10 minutes
  • Remove the cast iron skillet from the grill and let the pork chops rest for 10 minutes.

    8
    Done
    10 minutes
  • Slice the pork chops and serve with the bourbon caramelized apples.

    9
    Done
    2 minutes