If the weather permits, it is always good to have a little barbecue party with your family and friends. Have you ever tried grilled pork chops? They are delicious, full of flavor, and can be paired with a variety of side dishes.
Sometimes, I personally think that pork chops are underrated. But really, this cut of meat can be made into something incredible. They are juicy and loaded with flavors. More so, if you mix them with the right spices and seasonings. Or better yet, marinate them. Trust me, they can certainly become the rival of steaks.
Another good thing about pork chops is that they are inexpensive, far cheaper than steaks. So if you are hosting a party, having grilled pork chops on the table won’t cost you a lot. They won’t embarrass you either because they are really delicious.
This grilled pork chop recipe that I am about to share may seem simple. But rest assured that you’ll never regret making it because it is filling, tasty, and satisfying. You can also prepare your favorite side dishes to complete the meal. Be it a simple lunch, dinner, or a weekend party, the best-grilled pork chops would be the star!
Do you want the best-grilled pork chops? Get the right type, add the right seasoning, and cook well. That right there is the secret!
4 pork chops
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. each paprika and salt
- Heat your outdoor grill to high heat. You can go as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rub each side of the pork chops with olive oil.
- Combine paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then sprinkle the mixture on the pork chops. Rub it in so it will be easier for the meat to absorb the flavor.
- Grill each piece for a couple of minutes on high heat, then put it on an upper rack and let it cook through.
- Reduce the heat to medium then cook the pork chops for another 15 minutes.
- Allow the meat to cool for about 10 minutes before finally serving.
The actual cooking time for your pork chops highly depends on how thick they are as well as how hot your grill is. Do not rush in cooking them, though.
What’s the Best Pork Chop?
When it comes to grilling, bone-in pork chops are the best. It is highly recommended that you get the ones that are at least an inch thick. If you don’t see them, you can always request the meat cutter to cut some for you.
Take note that there are four types of chops: rib chop, loin chop, boneless chop, and shoulder chop. To get the best results when grilling, you should opt for the rib chop or loin chop.
Grilled pork chops make a fantastic main course. It’s all about the cut, spices, seasoning, and how you grill them. And like what I have said, as long as you follow the instructions, you can come up with chops that can rival any beef steak.
As for the side dishes, the options are endless. You can have mashed potatoes, salad of your choice, or even rice.