Grilled boneless pork chops are on our menu at least 2-3 times a week during grilling season. The key to them being tender and juicy every time is grilling them at the right temperature and with the simplest of seasonings. Plus, I don’t buy my thick cut pork loin chops already cut from the store. Scroll down to learn how to cut your own and save a TON of money!
How to Season Pork Chops for the Grill
Yes, you can use a million different types of seasoning for pork chops on the grill, but I like my grilled boneless pork chops the same way I like my handmade, juicy burgers: simply with a generous amount of kosher salt. We all have iodized salt in our cabinets because it is the cheapest at the store, but that doesn’t mean it is the best salt for cooking. Not only does the addition of iodine alter the flavors of whatever you add it to, but its tiny crystal size makes it dissolve too quickly, leading to over-salting. If you remember only one point from this post, let it be this: everything you cook and bake will taste better if you use kosher salt instead of iodized salt!
Why Are my Pork Chops Dry?
The answer is quite simple: you overcooked them. We are so afraid of food poisoning that we cook the crap out of our proteins, resulting in dry, tough meats. Even though pork is a white meat, it should still have a hint of pink on the inside when it is finished. Grill them until they are 145 – 150 degrees and then let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing. You will fall in love with pork chops all over again! Also, be sure that you don’t cut into your chops too soon. They need time to rest after they are done: at least 5 minutes.
Why You Should Cut Your Own Pork Chops at Home?
Did you know you can save $2 per pound if you cut your own chops? For a 5 pound package of chops, that is a $10 savings for something that will take you less than 2 minutes to do yourself. Next time you want some thick cut chops, grab a pork loin roast at the store and cut it into 1 – 1 1/2″ slices. Done!
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- 4 pound boneless pork loin roast
- 4 teaspoons kosher salt
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Cut pork loin into 1 – 1 1/2 inch chops then sprinkle salt on both sides of the chops.
- Grill the pork chops for 5-7 minutes per side, until they reach an internal temperature of 145 – 150 degrees. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Do not overcook your chops or they will be dry! You want them with a hint of pink on the inside.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Grilled
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 8 oz
- Calories: 320
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 450 mg
- Fat: 18 g
- Saturated Fat: 7 mg
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 42 g
- Cholesterol: 110 mg
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