Perfect Grilled Pork Chops

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Perfect grilled pork chops are actually pretty easy to make. Choose the right cut, add some seasoning, and bake the best pork chops you’ll ever eat!

These pork chops are AMAZING! They rival any steak. Every time I make it, people say the grilled pork chops are AMAZING! They rival any steak – yes, really. Every time we make them, people rave about the best pork chops they’ve ever had in their lives! Follow these instructions and you’ll be the star of every backyard BBQ! People can’t get enough of The Stay At Home Chef’s perfect pork chops! Fire up the grill and let’s get started!

What’s the best cut of meat for grilled pork chops?

Pork chops come in four different cuts. Most preferred are center cut ribs.

  1. Ribs: This is the most desirable pork chop. It comes from the rib section (hence the name) with a large bone on one side. The meat was tender and had a nice pork flavor.
  2. Far cut: This pork chop has a T-bone in the middle. It has two different meats on it, one tenderloin and the other tenderloin. The two types of meat cook at different rates, making them more difficult to cut.
  3. Boneless Short Ribs: This is the leanest pork. This cut of meat can easily be overcooked and dried out because it has very little fat, connective tissue, and doesn’t have any bones. This is the most common cut of pork chops in the US, but it’s certainly suboptimal because it’s lean and can easily be overcooked.
  4. Shoulder cut: This is the least popular cut of pork chops and is not commonly found in American grocery stores. They have a lot of flavor, but also a lot of gristle and bone. These ribs are best braised.

What kind of pork chops should I buy for my grill?

Bone-in pork chops are best for grilling. You want to buy pork chops that are at least 1 inch thick for your grill. If you don’t see anything to buy, you should ask at the meat counter and they can cut the meat for you. Call for 1 1/2 to 2-inch bone-in center-cut rib or loin chops. Any of these are great options for grilling.

BBQ Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Vegetables

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Grilled pork chops are best eaten fresh. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on a preheated outdoor grill or oven until heated through.

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pile of grilled pork chops

Perfect grilled pork chops are actually pretty easy to make. Choose the right cut, add some seasoning, and bake the best pork chops you’ll ever eat!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 19 minute

total time twenty four minute

raw material

  • 4 Bone-In Thick Center Cut or Prime Rib Pork Chops
  • 2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper


  • Heat an outdoor grill to a high heat of about 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Prepare your ribs by rubbing both sides with olive oil.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together paprika, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle mixture over each side of pork chops and rub.

  • Grill the ribs by searing each side over high heat for 2 minutes. Remove the chops to a rack or over indirect heat to finish cooking.

  • Turn burners to medium, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes more. Actual cooking time will depend on the temperature of the grill and the thickness of the pork chops. Pork needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Calories: 354kcal | protein: 35G | fat: twenty twoG | Saturated fat: 6G | cholesterol: 116mg | sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 604mg | Vitamin A: 490unit | calcium: 32mg | iron: 1.3mg