Apple Cider Pork Loin Steak

A quick apple cider glaze adds fantastic flavour to these juicy pork loin steaks.



  • 4 Pork Loin Steaks
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 salt (divided)


  • In a small saucepan, combine the apple cider, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, orange zest, crushed chili flakes and 1/2 tsp salt and whisk together continuously whilst bringing it to the boil. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat
  • In a small bowl, add the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, pepper, 1 tsp salt and olive oil and stir to combine. The mixture should resemble a dry paste.
  • Using paper towel, pat the pork steaks dry, then massage the paste liberally into the meat.
  • Once grill is hot, spray with cooking oil then place the steaks on the grill.
  • Remove a small amount of the sauce, that's been simmering, from the saucepan and set aside for serving. Use the remaining sauce to brush the steaks and grill for about 4 minutes or so.
  • Flip the steaks over, brush with sauce, and grill for about 4 minutes.
  • Continue to liberally brush the steaks with the glaze as they cook, and once they're cooked through, remove them to a plate to rest for a few minutes.
  • Drizzle chops with the remaining sauce that was set aside and sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving.