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Ultra Juicy Grilled BBQ Pork Chops

30-minute, super tender, tasty, savory grilled pork chops with easy homemade BBQ sauce. Finger-licking-good and amazingly juicy, prepare for these pork chops to become your go-to for all the cookouts. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 288kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4-6 thick-cut boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon mesquite seasoning see note
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper if using ground pepper, reduce to 1/8 teaspoon

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients for the bbq sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring throughout. Reduce from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat grill to medium and oil the grates.
  • Season pork chops generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place pork chops on the grill, cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn over and brush bbq sauce all over the tops and sides of the pork chops. Cook another 5-7 minutes, then turn and brush bbq sauce all over the tops and sides again.
  • Cook 5-7 minutes longer until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F or there is no longer any pink in the center. Allow to rest on a plate or cutting board - covered - for at least 5 minutes before serving - this is KEY to keeping the pork chops nice and juicy.
  • Serve with remaining bbq sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Be sure to make the BBQ sauce ahead of time, preferably right before you grill the pork chops, or at least the day of. You don't want to be trying to make the sauce while the pork chops cook, or you'll miss your window for basting and end up with a tough, flavorless piece of meat. 
  • Allow meat to rest on a plate or cutting board — covered — for at least 5 minutes before serving. This is KEY to keeping the pork chops nice and juicy.
  • For the best cut of pork, I buy boneless loin chops. They are easy to find at most grocery stores or butchers. (You can always ask at the meat counter if you don't see what you are looking for.) If you ask a butcher, you can also get them cut to your preferred thickness. 
  • I swear by McCormick's mesquite seasoning when I make barbecue sauce. Once you try it, you'll find that you'll want to use it on everything. It's not 100% necessary, you can omit it if you don't have it, and your sauce will still be delicious.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 746mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg