Nothing says summer like a BBQ and nothing goes better with a BBQ than some thick pork chops. Whether you’re grilling out in the backyard or having a picnic in the park, this classic dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Here’s how to make some delicious BBQ thick pork chops.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 4 thick pork chops, about 1-inch thick
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
To begin, preheat your grill or smoker to 300°F. Once it’s hot, brush the pork chops with the olive oil and season them with the garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, black pepper, brown sugar and salt. Place the pork chops on the grill or smoker and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. When the chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F, brush them with the BBQ sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Finally, remove the pork chops from the heat, let them rest for 5 minutes and serve.
This recipe yields 4 servings. Each serving contains approximately the following:
- Calories: 395
- Fat: 22.3g
- Carbohydrates: 15.6g
- Protein: 32.3g
- Cholesterol: 97mg
- Sodium: 740mg
These delicious BBQ thick pork chops go great with all kinds of side dishes. Try serving them with a salad, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes or a fresh fruit salad. For a complete meal, pair them with a loaf of crusty bread or some grilled corn on the cob. You can also turn these into sandwiches by placing them on some toasted buns with some extra BBQ sauce.
To ensure your pork chops are perfectly cooked and juicy, be sure to invest in a digital thermometer. Insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the chop and wait until it reads 145°F. If the temperature is lower, continue cooking the pork chops until they reach the desired temperature. For extra flavor, rub the pork chops with a dry rub before cooking or brush them with some extra BBQ sauce while they’re on the grill.
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, place the pork chops in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
These BBQ thick pork chops are sure to be a hit at any outdoor gathering. With its delicious flavor and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s a recipe that you’ll want to keep in your back pocket. So the next time you’re in the mood for a classic summer meal, throw some thick pork chops on the grill and let the good times roll!