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Grilled Tomahawk Pork Chops with Peach Bourbon Glaze

Nobody knows the tomahawk like Atlanta’s baseball fanatics, and these fired up pork chops feature a sweet secret — a peach bourbon glaze you’ll want to brush onto everything you grill. Be sure to serve up a little glaze on the side for dipping and drizzling.
  • Yields: 4–6 Servings
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1½ cups pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup bourbon*
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 double cut (tomahawk) pork chops, frenched (about 1½–2 inches thick)
  • 1½ teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 scallions, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

To make the glaze, place the peaches, maple syrup, lemon juice, bourbon, apple cider vinegar, garlic and mustard in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally and mashing the peaches, until the fruit has softened and the alcohol has mostly cooked off about 5–7 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. For a completely smooth glaze, transfer to a blender and puree. Otherwise you can leave the mixture slightly chunky. Divide glaze in half; one for basting and one for garnishing.

Using Kingsford® Original Charcoal, build a charcoal fire for direct grilling, and preheat to 400°F. Oil the grates to prevent sticking.

Season the chops well on both sides with the salt, pepper, granulated garlic and smoked paprika.

Grill chops directly over coals for 7–8 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches about 155°F.

During the last 4 minutes of cooking, baste both sides of the chops a few times with the glaze. Remove and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Discard any remaining basting glaze.

Garnish with scallions and serve hot, with remaining glaze on the side.

*Recipes containing alcohol are intended for those 21 years of age and older only. Please drink responsibly.

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