Pork Chops with Bourbon-Blueberry Glaze

Pork Chops with Bourbon-Blueberry Glaze
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 24 mins Grill 12 mins Stand 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 boneless center-cut pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, halved lengthwise and rinsed

Make It

1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 4 to 5 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and 1 teaspoon of the rosemary. Cook 1 minute. Carefully stir in bourbon and simmer 3 minutes, until almost all liquid has evaporated.

2. Stir in blueberries, sugar, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper flakes. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine remaining tablespoon oil, 2 teaspoons rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the black pepper. Brush onto both sides of the pork.

4. Separate leeks into layers. Grill leeks about 4 minutes, until soft and flat. Transfer to a platter. Grill pork 8 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature registers 145 degrees F. Let rest 5 minutes, then place over leeks and top with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 471, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 106, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 31, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 37, sodium (mg): 513, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.