Grilled Pork Chops 3 Ways. These three different marinade recipes for pork chops are ridiculously easy to make and hands down the best pork chops I’ve ever eaten!
As well, grilled pork chops are an easy and delicious summertime dinner. Anytime you can grill outside and not heat up the kitchen and house, it’s a good thing to do.
GRILLED PORK CHOPS 3 WAYS
Just a few simple ingredients make a delicious and quick marinade. They are all you need to make these tender, flavorful, bone-in pork chops.
I prefer thick pork chops especially if I plan to grill them. Therefore, I chose four 1 and 1/2-inch thick bone-in pork chops. Bone-in chops don’t dry out as quickly on the grill.
I marinated them with one of these three sets of ingredients for 3 hours.
1. Worcestershire, garlic, and olive oil
2. Gulden’s mustard and orange marmalade
3. Buffalo wing sauce
HOW LONG DO I COOK CHOPS?
Grill the pork chops over direct heat, with the lid closed, until the pork chops are well-marked, for 8-12 minutes total, turning once.
Your pork chops are safe to eat when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 145 °F. However, it may appear slightly pink inside. That’s okay as long as the thermometer reads 145°F.
This 145°F temperature is 15 degrees less than the old standards of 160°F. However, research shows that at 145 degrees F the meat is as safe as cooking pork until it reads 160 degrees F. Furthermore, at 145 degrees F you will have much more juicy pork.
DO I HAVE TO PORK CHOPS REST?
As with any other meat allow pork tenderloin to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into it. This is what your pork will look like with a 5-minute resting time:
- Take the pork off the grill at 145°F, will rise to 150 F – slices will be pink and moist
- Remove pork from the heat at 150°F, will rise to 155 F – slices will be slightly pink and moist
- Take the pork off at 160°F, will rise to 165 F – slices will not be pink but still should be relatively moist
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GRILLED PORK CHOPS 3 WAYS
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- 4 1 & ½-thick pork chops I prefer bone-in but you can do boneless
- ¼ cup Worcestershire
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup Gulden's mustard
- ½ cup orange marmalade
- ⅓ cup Buffalo wing sauce more if like spicy
- Heat grill to medium-high. Allow chops to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
- Sprinkle chops evenly with salt and pepper to taste.
- Combine your marinade ingredients of choice. So either Marinade 1, Worcestershire, garlic, & olive oilMarinade 2, Gulden's mustard & orange marmalade ORMarinade 3, Buffalo wing sauce Combine one marinade and brush on chops. Place in a ziptop bag, seal, and allow them to marinate from 1 to 3 hours.
- Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (400°F) for 3 minutes, then turn a quarter turn and cook another 3 minutes, then repeat on the other side, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 145°F (temperature should rise another 5 to 10 degrees while resting).
- Remove from grill, and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.