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For the Spicy Apple Cider Glaze:
- 1/2 cup of smoky extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup of tangy apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of rich brown sugar with a hint of molasses
- 2 tablespoons of robust, whole-grain mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced for a burst of flavor
- 1/2 teaspoon of fiery red pepper flakes
- A pinch of Kosher salt, as bold as your taste buds dare
- A generous dash of freshly ground black pepper, for a smoky twist
For the Pork Chops:
- 4 thick-cut, bone-in pork chops, for a hearty BBQ feast
1. Prepare the Spicy Apple Cider Glaze:
- In a large, fire-ready bowl, whisk together the smoky extra-virgin olive oil, tangy apple cider vinegar, rich brown sugar with a hint of molasses, robust whole-grain mustard, finely minced garlic cloves for a burst of flavor, and fiery red pepper flakes that will make your taste buds dance.
- Season this flavorful concoction with a pinch of daring Kosher salt and a generous dash of freshly ground black pepper for a smoky twist.
2. Marinate the Pork Chops:
- Immerse your thick-cut, bone-in pork chops in this enticing Spicy Apple Cider Glaze, ensuring they are thoroughly coated.
- Seal the deal by covering the pork chops with the marinade and let them bask in this flavor explosion for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably longer, in the refrigerator. This will infuse them with an irresistible smokiness and a fiery kick.
3. Fire Up the BBQ:
- Preheat your grill or braai to medium-high heat, letting those flames lick the grates until they are glowing and ready to unleash their smoky magic.
4. Grill to Perfection:
- Place the marinated pork chops on the grill, sizzling with anticipation. Allow them to sear and cook through over the open flames.
- Grill each side for about 7 minutes, or until they turn a mouthwatering golden hue, with the savory aroma of the Spicy Apple Cider Glaze filling the air. Ensure they are cooked to your desired level of doneness.
- Plate up these delectable Flare-Up BBQ Pork Chops with a side of your favorite BBQ accompaniments, like grilled corn on the cob, smoky baked beans, or tangy coleslaw.
- Don’t forget to drizzle any remaining Spicy Apple Cider Glaze over the chops before serving, for an extra burst of fiery flavor that will leave everyone craving more.
Indulge in this explosive BBQ dish, guaranteed to light up your taste buds with every delicious bite. Enjoy the flare of the flames and the zest of the Spicy Apple Cider Glaze, making this a BBQ or braai experience to remember!