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Grilled Pork Chops with Homemade Sauce

pork chop

Prep time:

15 minutes

Cook time:

10 minutes

Difficulty level:


Sauce can make or break a pork chop. This recipe has a homemade sweet and spicy sauce with flavors of chipotle and brown sugar, Worcestershire and molasses. For an easier recipe, try one of the Kosmos sauces from our website, we recommend the Maple Bourbon.



  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

pork chops:

  • 1-1/4 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)


  1. In a small saucepan, mix first 9 ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce for serving.
  4. Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, crush seasonings with brown sugar.
  5. Rub mixture over chops.
  6. Place chops on an oiled grill over medium heat.
  7. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 5-6 minutes per side, brushing top with remaining sauce after turning.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with reserved sauce.
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