If you’re looking for a Father’s Day recipe that men will love, try these low carb grilled glazed pork chops.They have a sugar free glaze with the flavors of maple and brown sugar and only 3.4g net carbs per thick pork chop.
You might also like these low carb smoked short ribs for Father’s Day.
The other day my son-in-law was visiting and I asked him what would be his favorite thing to eat on Father’s Day and he said grilled pork chops. This is not something that I have ever made to be honest but I wanted to give it a try. I was so excited for how these low carb grilled glazed pork chops came out! I will be making these more often so I’ll have to thank him for the idea!
Sugar free glazed pork chop ingredients
To make this glaze sugar free you might need a few low carb products. The ingredients are butter, garlic, dijon mustard, Swerve brown sugar, maple extract, hot pepper flakes and sugar free maple syrup (Nature’s Hallow)
The Swerve brown sugar is now available at our super market so you might be able to get it there. You can usually get the maple extract there too. The Nature’s Hallow syrup I can only get online. If you want any of these products I have them at my Amazon store.
Making the sugar free, low carb glaze
To make the glaze add butter, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic, pepper flakes and brown sugar to a sauce pan. Whisk until the the butter and sugar melts and everything is well combined. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the glaze starts to bubble and thicken. Take it off the stove and then mix in the maple extract. It will continue to thicken when taken off the burner.
Note: Because you are using sweeteners and not sugar, this glaze will crystalize and harden when cooled so you wan to use it while it’s warm. If it does harden, just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds and it should melt again.
How long to grill the glazed pork chops
The pork chops that I used were pretty thick. If you use chops like these, you want to grill them for 8 minutes on each side. What I did was place them on a hot grill and glaze the top. Cook for 3 minutes then flip and glaze the other side. Cook again for 3 minutes then flip, glaze and cook for 5 more minutes. If you have any glaze let, brush sone on them when they are done.
Let them rest for a few minutes to make sure they retain their juices.
If you are not low carb
Just substitute real maple syrup for the sugar free and the same with the brown sugar. You probably won’t need the maple extract though. All of these sugar free products are a one to one substitution so use the same amounts.
Regardless if you make this for Father’s Day or not, I hope you give this a try. I know I will add this to our summer grilling rotation. By the way these slaw recipes would go nicely with the glazed pork chops and are easy to make. Enjoy!
The nutritional information for 1 thick pork chop is:
491 cals / 26.5g fat / 3.4g carbs / 58.9g protein = 3.4g net carbs
Low Carb Grilled Glazed Pork Chops for Father's Day
If your looking for a Father's Day recipe the men will love, try these low carb grilled glazed pork chops. It has a sugar free glaze with the flavors of maple and brown sugar. Only 3.4g net carbs per thick pork chop.
- 3 1/2 lbs pork chops, thick cut (I had 5)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup Swerve brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Sugar Free Maple syrup (Nature's Hollow)
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pork chops and set aside.
In a sauce pan, add the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic and hot pepper flakes. Whisk unti the butter and sugar melt and everything is well combined. Let it simmer unt il it thickens and then take off the stove. Add in the extract and mix again.
Place the pork chops on a hot grill. glaze the top size. Cook for 3 minutes then flip and glaze again. Keep doing this until you've cooked the pork chops for about 8 minutes on each side. If you have leftover glaze add it to the pork chops at the end too.
NOTE: Because you are using sweeteners instead of sugar, the glaze my harden and crystalize when cooled. So try to use it when it's warm and if it hardens, just cook in the microwave for 30 seconds until melted again.
NOTE: I used both bone in and bonelss pork chops. They were pretty thick (about 1 inch thick) so grilling times may vary.