This recipe came from a blog called First Home Love Life. I always tell people to be sure they read the recipe all the way through.  I should take my own advise and I would have seen that you should brine these pork chops.  They were still good, next time I will brine them.

Dijon grilled pork chops



Grilled Maple-Dijon Pork Chops

Prep Time 9 hours
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 12 minutes


  • Brine
  • 3-4 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • water ever citrus you have on hand
  • Dijon Marinade
  • 1/4 cup grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon each salt pepper and thyme
  • drizzle of light oil
  • 4-6 medium sized pork chops


  • Put all brine ingredients into a small pot on the stove and heat it until the salt dissolves.
  • Then add it to a large ziplock and add some ice to cool it down.
  • Add the pork chops, zip it up and let it set in the fridge as long as possible, 2 hours or 6-8 hours.
  • About 1 hour before you're ready to grill take the chops out of the brine, give a quick rinse and pat them dry. Now it's time to make the maple Dijon marinade.
  • Combine all marinade ingredients toss the pork chops in the marinade to coat and put them in the fridge for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Heat up the grill and toss the pork chops on.
  • About 5-6 minutes on each side for a medium high heat. You want them cooked through.
  • Remove the chops from the grill and put them on a plate covered in tinfoil to rest for 10 minutes.
Categories: BBQ, Pork

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