When you think of BBQ Pork, you’re probably thinking of pulled pork sandwiches, made from a pork shoulder, and slowly cooked on a smoker, or in your oven or slow cooker. However, you can get that perfect marriage of pork and BBQ flavor a lot faster by making this BBQ Pork Chop recipe. Pork chops sometimes get a bad name as a tough, dry cut of meat. However, if you cook them correctly, you’ll end up with juicy chops that rival the flavor of your favorite beef steak at a fraction of the price. We’re pretty certain that if you follow this recipe (and get a good quality of chop!), you are going to end up with some of the best tasting BBQ Pork Chops you’ve ever tasted.
We wrote this recipe to be cooked on a grill. We think the little extra bit of smoky flavor that you get from cooking this over charcoal makes the recipe just a little bit better, but gas grills are also a great option to cook this meal. If you can’t cook on a grill, that’s okay! Just use the broiler in your oven instead of the grill – you can cook under a broiler set on high for about 4 minutes per side until the pork chops are done cooking.
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- 4 LGCM Pork Chops (bone-in or boneless – 1″ thick)
- BBQ Sauce (use your favorite sauce)
Place the pork chops on a rack over a baking sheet and liberally season all sides with salt and pepper. Let rest at room temperature while you get the grill ready.
Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Once the grill is hot, place the pork chops directly over the heat, and cook for 4 minutes. Brush the top and side with BBQ sauce, and flip the chops over. Brush the top with more BBQ sauce, close lid, and grill for another 4-5 minutes until the chops reach 140ºF internal temperature.
Once done cooking, remove the chops from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Have more sauce available for dipping and enjoy!