Bourbon-Glazed Smoked Pork Chops

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

These easy-to-make pork chops are sweet, spicy, and smoky.


  • 6 smoked bone-in pork rib chops (½ inch thick; 1 pound total)

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil


  1. Place pork chops on a paper-towel-lined tray, and pat dry. Combine mustard and cayenne pepper, and evenly season chops. Stir together sugar, bourbon, and 2 tablespoons water.

  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Sear pork chops in batches until browned, about 2 minutes on each side (turn heat down if necessary to keep browned bits from burning). Remove chops from pan, and lower heat. Add bourbon mixture, scrape up browned bits with a wooden spoon, and cook for 30 seconds, until reduced to a glaze. Return chops to pan, and cook, flipping, until chops are warmed through and completely glazed, about 1 minute.

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