Pork Loin Chop Grill Recipes

I start this dish the night before I intend to grill it, and it makes 4 servings, making it my favorite of all my grilled pork chop recipes.β€”Erica Svejda, Janesville, Wisconsin

1 pork chop contains 328 calories, 14g of fat (5g of it is saturated), 109mg of cholesterol, 358mg of sodium, 3g of carbohydrates (0g of fiber), and 44g of protein.

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Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Grilled Cinnamon Apples πŸ”—

These grilled pork loin chops are seasoned to perfection and topped with decadent caramelized apples and onions. Simple, yet sophisticated, they make a delicious weeknight dinner or awesome entree for a special occasion.

Prep: 15min

Total: 300min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 466 kcal, Carbohydrate 36 g, Protein 31 g, Fat 23 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Trans Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 105 mg, Sodium 118 mg, Fiber 4 g, Sugar 24 g, unSaturated Fat 13 g, servingSize 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 4 center cut pork loin chops (around 1 1/2 inches thick)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Sweet Rub (recipe in notes)
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 4 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples (chopped)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ΒΌ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Instruction:

  1. Brine the pork. In a medium pot, mix 4 Tablespoons kosher salt and 4 cups apple juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat and allow salt to dissolve. Remove the brine from the heat and let it cool completely. Fully submerge the pork chops in the brine and allow them to brine for 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Season. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat dry. Drizzle with olive oil and season on all sides with Sweet Rub.
  3. Preheat. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F using two-zone heat. You can also add apple wood chunks to your charcoal or a foil pack of wood chips to your gas grill if you want additional smoke flair.
  4. Grill the pork loin chops. Place the seasoned pork chops on the indirect side of your grill, close the lid, and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Grill until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat reaches 135 degrees F.
  5. Make the cinnamon apple topping. While the pork chops cook on the indirect side of the grill, place a cast-iron skillet on the direct heat side of your grill. Add butter, chopped apples, onions, cinnamon, and brown sugar to the cast iron skillet and cook, stirring frequently, for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  6. Sear. Transfer the pork chops over to the direct heat side of the grill and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes until145 degrees F internal temperature.
  7. Enjoy. Remove from the grill and top with the cooked apples and onions. Serve while still hot.

FAQ

How long does it take to grill pork loin chops?

Thick pork chops usually require about 20 minutes to grill to perfection – 8 minutes for searing over direct heat, plus 12 minutes for finishing over indirect heat. Thin pork chops typically take 8 minutes to cook (4 minutes of searing on each side).

How do you grill pork chops without drying them out?

Cooking pork chops over direct medium-high heat will prevent them from drying out on the grill while also ensuring that they sear on the outside and remain juicy on the inside.

What is the secret to grilling pork chops?

For juicy pork chops, the grill should be set to direct heat, the lid closed, for 8–12 minutes total, turning the chops once; the internal temperature of the meat should be 140Β°F. Rest the chops for 5 minutes to allow the juices to settle into the meat before cutting and serving.

How do I grill pork chops on the grill?

Remove the pork chops from the bag, season them with salt and pepper, and then place them on a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes, then flip them over and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

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