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Apple-mustard pork chops

Jul 23, 2022 • 6 h 20 min

Pork chops are a great lean protein choice that offer a tasty alternative to chicken breasts. This grill-friendly recipe guarantees tons of flavor and a moist result. Pair with a salad for an easy and unforgettable dinner option. 


  • 4 pork chops (bone-in, about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 shallot (finely minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coarse Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup apple juice (no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme (finely minced)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper                                                                  
  • ⅛ tsp salt 


Step 1:

Trim pork chops of excess fat.

Step 2:

Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl or zip-top bag. Add the pork chops and turn to coat. Allow pork to marinate for 6–8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 3:

Scoop the veggie mixture into the bottom of the muffin cups. Sprinkle a layer of Parmesan on top.

Step 4:

Coat a grill rack from an outdoor gas grill with cooking spray and set it 6 inches from the heat source. Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Step 5:

Add the pork chops to the grill, and sear on each side for about 3 minutes. Then cover the grill and cook for about 15 minutes until the pork registers 145° F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the chops from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes (to retain the juices) before serving.

Step 6:

Heat the excess marinade on medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Serve the cooked marinade over the chops.

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

Serving Size: 1 Chop

Amount per serving

Calories 230

Total Fat 13g; Saturated Fat 3g

Cholesterol 60mg

Sodium 290mg

Total Carbohydrate 7g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Total Sugars 4g

Protein 21g

Potassium 330mg

Phosphorus 140mg