Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops this seasoning blend is simple and delicious, possibly the best seasoning blend ever. It makes pork chops that are juicy, tender, and full of flavor.
Naturally, you don’t have to grill pork chops to enjoy them. Try cooking them in the oven, on the stovetop, or air-fried. They are always easy to make and delicious as long as you don’t overcook them.
ULTIMATE GRILLED PORK CHOPS
This recipe comes together with just a handful of seasonings and, obviously, pork chops. You can use these seasonings on boneless or bone-in chops as well as tenderloin or loin. Obviously, the cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chops. Furthermore, bone-in chops take longer to cook.
TIPS FOR THE BEST PORK CHOPS
- Do not overcook. Nobody likes tough and dry pork chops. Make sure to monitor the grill closely and don’t leave your pork chops on the grill for too long. It should take 7-10 minutes per side to grill the pork chops the size I have listed in the ingredient list. You’ll know they’re done when an internal read thermometer registers at 145˚F. (I highly recommend getting an instant-read thermometer to test meat.) Don’t let the internal temperature get much higher, or your pork chops will be dry. Watch this video for more details.
- Cool before serving. Allow the pork chops to rest for at least 5 minutes when you take them off the grill. This helps the juices reabsorb and the flavors intensify!
- The longer you marinate the better. For flavor purposes, marinate your pork chops for at least 2 hours up to 24 hours before grilling.
TIPS FOR MARINATING
- Always marinate meat in the refrigerator not on the counter at room temperature. At room temperature, you run the risk of harmful bacteria forming while the meat marinades.
- Allow the meat to come to room temperature before putting it on the grill.
- Always use a clear glass bowl to marinade. Never marinate meat in a steel bowl or ceramic bowl. The acid in the marinade can react with a metal bowl can damage the bowl and give the meat a metal flavor. As well, acids can also react with a ceramic bowl, and potentially leak the glaze of the bowl into the marinade.
HOW LONG ARE GRILLED PORK CHOPS GOOD?
- Don’t allow cooked pork to sit out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
- To store, allow the meat to cool then place the pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no longer than 72 hours.
- You can freeze cooked pork chops. After they’re cooled place them in an airtight container and squeeze as much air as you can out. The FDA states that you can freeze cooked pork for 6 months. However, I don’t like to freeze anything longer than three months. After that, in my opinion, it loses quality.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH GRILLED PORK CHOPS?
- Potatoes are good with everything and are my go-to side dish always.
- Mac and cheese I can eat every day with any main.
- Slaw adds a nice, bright contrast to rice pork.
- Baked Beans are another favorite and go with grilled meats.
ULTIMATE GRILLED PORK CHOPS
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- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and let marinate for 20 minutes.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and allow excess liquid to drip off.
- On a grill or grill pan on medium-high heat, grill the chops until no longer pink inside, about 6-8 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of the pork has reached 145 degrees.