Grilled pork chops on a wood cutting board.

Grilled Pork Chops

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This Grilled Pork Chops recipe is so easy to make. Seasoned with a homemade dry rub that combines sweet and savory flavors. That will leave you craving these tender and juicy chops.

Grilled pork chop on a plate with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

Ingredients

  • Pork Chop: Bone-in thick center-cut pork loin chops are my go-to for this recipe. Both rib and loin cuts work amazing.
  • Olive Oil:
  • Brown Sugar:
  • Mustard Powder:
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika:
  • Onion Powder:
  • Cayenne Pepper:

What Cut Of Pork Chop Is Best For Grilling?

Bone in pork chops are the best for grilling. You want to purchase a pork chop that is at least 1-inch thick to use on the grill. If you don’t see any out for purchase, you should ask at the meat counter and they can cut them for you. Ask for a 1 1/2 to 2 inch bone-in center cut rib chop or loin chop.

How Do You Make Grilled Pork Chops?

  • In a small bowl combine brown sugar, mustard powder, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until all the clumps of brown sugar have been broken up.
  • Prepare your grill for cooking. Spray the grates with a non-stick cooking spray. Then preheat the grill on medium high (around 400 degrees F) for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare your pork chops by rubbing both sides with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the dry rub to completely coat the pork chop and rub it into the meat.
  • Place the pork chops on the grill and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side. Until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145 degrees F.
  • Remove from the grill and let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then serve.
Close up of three grilled pork chops on a plate.

Tips For Making Grilled Pork Chops

  • Marinate: After applying the dry rub. Cover the chops and place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Don’t Over Cook: When grilling use a meat thermometer to help you keep an eye on the internal temperature. Overcooking will dry out the meat.
  • Don’t Poke: Don’t poke or cut into the chops when grilling. This will allow the juices to run out and dry out the meat.
  • Rest: This is one of the most important steps for juicy pork chops. When the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Remove it from the grill and let them rest on a plate. This will all the juices to redistribute back into the meat.

What To Serve With Grilled Pork Chops

When it is grilling season these are some of my family’s favorite side dishes.

Grilled pork chops on a wood cutting board.

Grilled Pork Chops

This Grilled Pork Chops recipe is so easy to make. Seasoned with a homemade dry rub that combines sweet and savory flavors. That will leave you craving these tender and juicy chops.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dinner, Grilling, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bone-in thick center-cut pork chop
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl combine brown sugar, mustard powder, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until all the clumps of brown sugar have been broken up.
  • Prepare your grill for cooking. Spray the grates with a non-stick cooking spray. Then preheat the grill on medium high (around 400 degrees F) for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare your pork chops by rubbing both sides with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the dry rub to completely coat the pork chop and rub it into the meat.
  • Place the pork chops on the grill and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side. Until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145 degrees F.
  • Remove from the grill and let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then serve.
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