The Ultimate Grilled Pork Chop Recipe
Here's what you'll need:
- Boneless or Bone-in Pork chops, cut about 1-1 ¼” thick
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Favorite Dry Rub (Optional)
- Outta the Park BBQ Sauce (Original or Hot & Spicy)
Coat chops evenly with a thin layer of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. For more flavor shake on your favorite spice rub, or make your own by combining a teaspoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and paprika. Set seasoned chops aside for 15 minutes to warm up from being in the refrigerator.
For Gas Grills: Preheat grill to high with all burners on. Add chops to grill and sear for 6 minutes, rotating the chops a quarter turn at the 3 minute mark. This will give the meat those beautiful cross-hatched grill marks. After 6 minutes, turn chops over and sear other side six minutes, again rotating them after 3 minutes to make the grill marks.
Next, turn off one burner, and reduce other burners to medium heat. Position chops on grill directly above the extinguished burner and add Outta the Park BBQ Sauce - your choice of Original or Hot & Spicy. Putting the meat above the extinguished burner will allow the meat to continue to cook using indirect heat AND keep the sauce from burning. Close lid and cook for a total of 8 minutes, opening lid after 4 minutes to flip chops and add sauce to the other side. Test for doneness and cook longer if necessary. Remove chops when done and let rest 4 minutes before serving.
Serve with extra Outta the Park BBQ Sauce for dipping and your favorite sides of simmered and sauteed greens, baked beans, corn on the cob, corn bread, etc.
For wood/charcoal grills: Pile all hot coals on one side of the grill. Sear meat on grill grate directly above the coals for times noted above, then move meat to “cold” side of grill and add sauce. Cover grill and cook meat on side opposite coals for indirect heat until done.
Please note that cook times are approximate and vary by temperature of grill, thickness of the chops, etc.