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Simple Grilled Pork Chops

We'll focus on technique while producing some delicious grilled pork chops for dinner. Like chicken breasts, pork chops are a favorite freezer dweller for me. Thin and lean pork chops thaw out relatively quickly, making them perfect to keep on hand for last minute dinner grilling.

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Fresh Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Again, we are going to keep this simple, so rub those pork chops with some kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and a little garlic powder and let them sit on the counter.  We always want to let our meat rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.  This time to warm up from the refrigerator helps them cook more evenly.  Don't let chicken or pork sit out longer than 30 minutes and make sure we are talking a counter in an air conditioned place!
  • Preheat the grill on high heat.
  • Clean the grill and oil with some tongs and cooking oil soaked on a folded paper towel.
  • Now place the pork chops on the hottest part of the grill.  We want to sear these pork chops and cook them rather quickly.
  • Note what time you put the pork chops on the grill and then sit back and observe.  What's cool about thinner meats like pork chops, is that you can watch them cook.  Once the edges of the meat starts to get opaque, you know it's time to turn them over!  This is easy, once you turn them over take a look back at the clock.  It will take them about as long to cook through on the other side the amount of time it took them to start getting opaque on the first side.  Here's a visual aid for those of you that aren't getting this.  Note the edges of these pork chops, compared to the middle of the meat:
    pork chops on the grill
  • So now that you have flipped the pork chops over to the other side, grill for as long as it took them to start to turn opaque on the first side.
  • Remove the grilled pork chops from the grill and ALLOW THEM TO COOL FOR 5 - 10 MINUTES.  This allows the juices to redistribute, so that they don't all run out when you cut into the chops.