Grilled Coffee-Marinated Pork Chops


Main Dish
Grilled Coffee-Marinated Pork Chops

Primary Media

Grilled bone-in coffee rubbed pork chops garnished with fresh parsley leaves

User Rating

3.39 out of 5 stars
Rate it:
36 ratings

Recipe Data


Recipe Wellness Badges


    Save Options


    Because tannins and acid in coffee are natural tenderizers, marinating with espresso brings out deep flavors in smoky meat. Cool the espresso before using it in the marinade.

    Recipe Tags

    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    6 c. brewed espresso, divided
    3 tbsp. molasses, divided
    ½ c. plus 1 tbsp Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed and divided
    1 tbsp. garlic, minced
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    4 (6-oz. each) bone-in pork loin chops, cut 1-inch thick
    1 recipe Creamy Parmesan Polenta, optional
    Fresh Italian parsley, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Small bowl
    • Large resealable plastic bag
    • Shallow dish
    • Large skillet
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Meat thermometer
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Aluminum foil


    1. For marinade, in a small bowl, combine 2 cups espresso, 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Place pork in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over meat; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

    2. For glaze, in a large skillet combine 4 cups espresso, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons molasses. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and gently boil for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture thickens and reduces to about 1/2 cup.
    3. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Drain meat, discarding marinade.

    4. Grill chops for 10 to 14 minutes, or until done (145 degrees), turning once and brushing occasionally with glaze during grilling. Cover chops loosely with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.

    5. Drizzle extra glaze over top and serve with Creamy Parmesan Polentaand garnish with parsley, if desired.

      Related Content, Side Dish

    Nutrition facts


    410 Calories per serving
    1 pork chop

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 13g
    • Cholesterol: 90mg
    • Sodium: 1020mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    • Protein: 28g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 2%
    Iron 15%
    Calcium 15%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Spring 2015.