Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posted for 2006 Zaar World Tour - Asia. This recipe is adapted from a cooking websites newsletter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat.
  2. In a small saucepan add brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt, and pepper, stir until well combined. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Stir together water and cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick and bubbly.
  4. Brush grates lightly with oil before placing chops on grill. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes over hot coals, turning once.
  5. Baste pork chops with sauce just before removing from grill and serve remaining sauce on the side.


Most Helpful

Oh wow, wow, wow! These pork chops are soooooooooo good. I did make a couple of substitutions: I used bone-in pork chops (personal preference) and I used pineapple juice instead of apple juice because that was what I had on hand. I grilled the pork chops on my Cuisinart grill because it was too cold to grill outside. The glaze for the pork chops is really made this whole dish. I will be making this recipe often in the future. Made for Make My Recipe Reunion Tag Game December 2012.

Crafty Lady 13 December 15, 2012

Wow! The flavor of this sauce was great. I sometimes found it hard to keep pork chops moist, but this marinade really worked, and tasted fabulous too. I actually ended up pouring some of the sauce over some couscous too! I accidentally added the cornstarch before bringing the liquid to a boil, so I waited until it was almost boiling and then added the water, and it was just lumps and thickened just right. Oh, I used a half batch of marinade for 4 small chops. This one is going into my 10 star cookbook! UPDATE: I decided to make this again tonight but had no apple juice in the house, so I subbed a wheat beer. Wonderful flavor this way too!

karen July 26, 2011

So easy but one you could use as part of a selection for a summer BBQ for friends & family. I did add 1tsp crushed ginger & 1tsp of crushed garlic to the sauce just before basting the meat. This kicked it up a little more to offset the sweetness. My DH who doesn't normally like sweet sauces thought this was great. I also plan to use the same sauce on some grilled chicken.....I am sure it will work well. :) Made for Aus/NZ sap September 2009

Jen T September 07, 2009

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