These pork chops are brushed with a honey-mustard marinade, then quickly cooked on the grill. If you use honey in the marinade for this recipe, you’re recreating the honey-mustard marinades found in the grocery store. But like most Paleo sauces, dips and dressings, if you make it yourself, it will be a whole lot healthier. If you choose to use the maple syrup in this recipe, there will be a hint of sweet maple brushed onto the pork chops.
You’ll often see Dijon mustard used in salad dressings, or in the case of this recipe — in a marinade. Besides its strong taste, mustard is used as an emulsifier. An emulsifier is something that mixes two things together that don’t easily combine, like oil and water (or olive oil and lemon juice).
When making the marinade for this recipe, you can place the ingredients in a bowl and stir well, or alternatively, you can place the ingredients in a glass or plastic container, and shake vigorously to completely combine. Serve these pork chops with a mash or side of roasted veggies!
Grilled Dijon Pork Chops Recipe
Protein: 23g / %
Carbs: 14g / %
Fat: 17g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 4-6 pork chops
- 1/4 cup grainy Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp. raw honey or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat.
- In a bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, garlic, shallot, thyme, and season until well emulsified.
- Brush each pork chop with the Dijon mixture until well covered.
- Grill the pork chops for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
- Let the pork chops rest for 4 to 5 minutes before serving.