Molasses Coffee Marinated Pork Chops

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READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by Catherine B.

Courtesy of Alton Brown on The Food Network, this is our favorite marinade for pork chops. Just be sure to make an extra cup of strong coffee in AM so you have room-temp coffee for the marinade. I always have Grandma's Molasses in my cupboard for making gingerbread, and this ingredient is a Must for the marinade. I typically sub 1 t dried thyme for fresh, & use Smoked Salt if avail. Prep time includes marinating time.

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  1. Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon zip-top bag, seal, and shake to combine. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  3. Remove the pork chops from the marinade. Transfer the marinade to a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to med-high, and boil gently, stirring often, until reduced to about 1/2 cup liquid, about 12-15 minutes. Remove the fresh thyme stems after the glaze has reduced.
  4. Meanwhile, grill pork chops 3-4 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Allow the pork chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving with the glaze.

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