Sweet Heat Pork Chops

Sweet Heat Pork Chops – pork chops marinated in an easy hot sauce & brown sugar marinade that is totally addicting!! A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lotta good! Frank’s hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, vinegar, & brown sugar. These are the BEST pork chops we’ve ever eaten!

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Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

These Sweet Heat Pork Chops are absolutely delicious! We made these for lunch last week and regretted not doubling the recipe. They are incredible! The pork chops are marinated in a combination of hot sauce, brown sugar, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of vinegar. A little sweet and a little spicy and a whole lotta good!

I used Frank’s Hot Sauce in the marinade. It gives the marinade a great flavor! Since the pork chops are only marinated in the hot sauce, they aren’t really spicy after cooking. Chicken Legs isn’t a fan of super spicy foods and he didn’t think these pork chops were hot. They just have the most wonderful flavor from the marinade.

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How to Grill Pork Chops

I know some people are intimidated by cooking pork chops. I assure you, grilled pork chops are very easy to make. You basically cook it like a steak! Let the pork chops marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours to overnight. Remove the chops from the marinade and throw on the grill or in a grill pan.

Can Grilled Pork Chops be Pink?

Pork is safe to eat at 145ºF. Like a steak, it is OK to have some pink on the inside of a pork chop. Don’t overcook the pork chops. They will be dry and tough. Use a meat thermometer and pull the pork chops off the grill when they are 145ºF and let them rest for about 5 minutes. The chops will be tender, juicy, and delicious!

sweet heat pork chops

What to Serve with Sweet Heat Pork Chops

These pork chops were crazy good. We might have eaten all of them for lunch. We just couldn’t help ourselves. They tasted great! We have another batch marinating in the refrigerator right now. I can’t wait to fire up the grill tomorrow.

We like to serve the pork chops with a potato casserole and green beans or a salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these juicy pork chops:

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sweet heat pork chops

Sweet Heat Pork Chops

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Sweet Heat Pork Chops – pork chops marinated in an easy hot sauce & brown sugar marinade that is totally addicting!! A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lotta good! Frank’s hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, vinegar, & brown sugar. These are the BEST pork chops we've ever eaten!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 bone-in pork chops

Instructions:

  • Whisk together first 6 ingredients. Pour over pork chips and refrigerate for 4 hours, up to overnight.
  • Remove meat from marinade and grill until the pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145ºF.

Notes:

I used Frank’s Hot Sauce. You can also Frank’s Wing Sauce.
Can use boneless pork chops. 
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sweet heat pork chops in grill pan
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sweet heat pork chops on a plate
sweet heat pork chops on a plate

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  1. I love this easy recipe. Made 1/2 the recipe. Used 2 bone-in rib chops. Marinated for 6 hours. Substitutions coconut sugar for the brown sugar, tamari for Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar and onion powder instead of minced onion.
    cooked in a grill pan instead of grilling.

    Thank you for creating this recipe.

  2. As soon as I saw this post this morning, I knew what we were having for dinner. I only had pkg of 2 pork chops in freezer, so I added a pkg of 3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs. OMG! We all raved over this recipe (like so many others of yours that we have tried)! Have to say that we all preferred the chicken thighs over the pork chops but I think I may have overcooked them a tad as the flavor was delicious but they were a bit dry:(

    Thanks again for a winner!

    1. I use an electric skillet. No oil. Heat and place chops as you would a grill. Brown in each side. It works for me. I just have to watch them.

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