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Grilled Rosemary and Garlic Pork Chops

Big flavor grilled pork chops. But quick and easy to get there. Rosemary and garlic drive this flavor profile.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 693kcal


  • 2 pork chops
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper


  • Take the pork chops out of the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for about 20 - 30 minutes.  We want our pork to get nice and warm, so it will cook nice and even!
  • Crush and then mince the fresh garlic.
  • Now we want to really break that garlic down to make it nice and potent.  Sprinkle a pinch of the Kosher salt over the garlic and then begin to rub/grind the garlic with the back of your knife.  Don't stop until you start to form a nice paste, here's a visual of what you are looking for:
  • Combine the rosemary and garlic in a bowl with enough olive oil to cover and combine thoroughly.
  • Light the grill to medium high heat.
  • Rub the pork chops with fresh ground black pepper.
  • Brush the garlic rosemary mixture all over both sides of the pork chops and then place on the grill.  The olive oil is going to cause flare ups and that's a good thing!  If the flare up continues for more than a few continuous seconds at a time, use tongs and move the chops away from the flame.
  • Continue to grill the chops over direct heat with the lid open, taking care to not let them char too badly.  For chops less than an inch thick, you should only need about 5 minutes per side.  Close the lid for a few minutes if the chops are thicker than 1 inch.  Times vary per temperature of your specific grill, so let the pork tell you when it is done.  Don't overcook though!  Remember, you can always throw those rare chops back onto the grill but you can't inject moisture back into that overdone pork.
  • Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before cutting to let the juices redistribute.


Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg