Tender & Tasty Pork Chop BBQ Recipe

Pork chops are an excellent choice for the barbecue when they're done right. The trick with barbecued pork is preventing them from drying out. This easy pork chop BBQ recipe is for grilling thicker chops, at a lower heat to make sure they cook through properly but don't get dry and overdone. We use a brining solution first to add moisture.

What You Need

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  • 4 pork chops, each 3/4" to 1" thick
  • Brining solution: 3 cups of cold water, 1 tbsp salt, and 2 tbsp brown sugar.
  • 2 tbsp finely minced fresh garlic
  • Black pepper, to taste

Preparing the Chops

  • Mix up brining solution, making sure that the salt and brown sugar are completely dissolved in the water.

  • Put the pork chops in a shallow dish or in a resealable plastic bag, and add the brining solution.

  • Allow to brine in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes. Do not leave too long, or the chops will be too salty!

  • While waiting for the chops to brine, preheat the barbecue to high heat. Once preheated, grease the cooking grate.

  • Remove the chops from the brining solution and rinse thoroughly. Discard brine.

  • Rub the chops with the garlic and sprinkle with black pepper.

Barbecuing the Chops

  • Place the chops on the preheated grill immediately after removing from the brining solution and seasoning them.

  • Sear at the high heat for 1-2 minutes per side. Keep the barbecue cover down while searing each side.

  • Bring down the temperature to a medium heat.

  • Rotate the chops and continue grilling the pork chops for 3-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the meat. Keep the lid down to preserve moisture and heat. Turn only once during cooking.

  • Take the chops off the grill when the internal temperature reaches between 150-155 degrees F.

  • Put the meat on a clean plate or cutting board and place a 'tent' of tinfoil over top. Let rest for about 5 to 10 minutes, to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. The chops will continue cooking during this time. Pork is considered 'done' when it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

Check out some of our side dishes for BBQ to go with this pork chop BBQ recipe, or browse our site for other tasty recipes.



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