For this recipe, you’ll need: 4 pork loin chops, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, and 1 teaspoon of sea salt.
First, preheat your BBQ to medium-high and lightly oil the grates with a paper towel. Next, rinse your pork chops and pat them dry with a paper towel. Then, spread the olive oil over the pork chops and sprinkle all of the spices evenly over each side. Once the BBQ is hot, place the pork chops onto the grates and cook for 5 minutes on each side until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Flipping the Chops
When flipping your pork chops, use a pair of tongs to avoid piercing them with a fork. This can cause the juices to escape, resulting in dry and flavorless chops. Once the pork chops have been flipped, cover the BBQ for the last few minutes of cooking to help the chops cook evenly and absorb more flavor.
Resting the Chops
After the pork chops are done cooking, remove them from the BBQ and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the chops and make them juicy and tender.
These BBQ pork loin chops are great served with a side of roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a crunchy green salad. They also go well with a variety of sauces, such as BBQ, ranch, or honey mustard.
Tips and Tricks
For juicier pork loin chops, brine them in a mixture of water and salt for 30 minutes before seasoning and cooking. This will help to lock in moisture and add flavor. You can also marinate the pork chops for up to 8 hours for even more flavor.
This recipe yields 4 servings of BBQ pork loin chops. Each serving contains 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 28 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fiber. It also provides 33% of your daily value of iron and 6% of your daily value of calcium.
BBQ pork loin chops are an easy and delicious way to enjoy pork. With the right seasoning and cooking technique, you can achieve juicy and flavorful chops every time. Serve them with a variety of sides and sauces for an unforgettable meal.