Grilling Tips - How to Grill Pork Chops

Pork chops are one of the more popular choices of meat to grill because they are quite easy and very tasty. Pork chops come in all different shapes and sizes. If you have never tried grilling pork before or are just looking to try something different keep on reading.

The best pork chops for grilling are about one inch thick. It doesn't matter if its boneless or not, both will grill fine. Another option is to buy tenderloin or loin and cut it into pieces about the same same thickness.


If you want your pork nice and juicy you should try to brine it. The total weight of the pork can actually increase by up to 15% by soaking it in the water mixture. It is all water weight of course but that means more water remains in the meat during grilling. The brine solution is one cup of salt for every gallon of water and should be just enough to completely submerge your meat. You can add other seasoning as well to your brine mixture. Leave your pork chops in the mixture for 12 - 16 hours. Remember to make sure to not over do it because too much salt or brining for too long will leave your chops too salty to be eaten.

How long you cook your pork chops will change depending on a few factors. For example, how hot your grill is, how thick the cut of meat is, and whether or not its boneless. Of those factors, thickness is the most important when you grill chops. Thin chops will be grilled faster and thick chops will be grilled slower.

To actually grill pork chops is simple and you can use any type of grill available. You grill pork chops very similarly to steak, in other words, over a high heat without flipping much. You want to preheat your grill to as high as possible if you're using a gas grill. When its preheated, toss them on the grill and close the lid. After approximately one minute, rotate the chops 45 degrees. Close the lid and after a minute passes, flip them over. Rotate the meat as needed just like you did before. The pork chops should be done in around 4-6 minutes if you keep it on a high heat. If you have a particularly thick cut, you may need to turn down the heat after you flip the first time and cook for a longer period. Also if you are adding sauce to your chops do it with 3-4 minutes before they will be done or you can burn it.

In order to be safe, you want to cook pork until the middle is only very slightly pink or completely white. Another way to tell if your meat is done is to use a meat thermometer. 155 degrees is the magic number for pork.

After your pork chops are grilled you should put them on a plate and cover it with aluminum foil. Leave them their for 10 minutes. This will let your meat loosen up and get nice and juicy.

Grilling Tips - How to Grill Pork Chops

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